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ERIC Number: EJ1046934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Glogsters and Other Motivating Technology: A Multiple Case Study of English Learners
Martinez-Alba, Gilda; Cruzado-Guerrero, Judith; Pitcher, Sharon
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v14 n2 p253-262 Sep 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate how undergraduate Latino English learner (EL) students were motivated to read using technology by their teachers throughout their education. To examine this, they were interviewed, asked to perform a task that involved reading online, required to make a Glogster (an online interactive poster) about their reading, and were videotaped in the process. They were subsequently asked if they found the activity motivating, and if their teachers had used Glogsters, video, or other technology-based reading incentives in the past. Moreover, they were invited to provide suggestions for teachers. Research suggests that technology both motivates and accelerates learning for EL students, and this study sought to understand what role technology played in the learning experiences of these students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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