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ERIC Number: EJ1055240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1695-2618
Integrating Multimedia ICT Software in Language Curriculum: Students' Perception, Use, and Effectiveness
Penner, Nikolai; Grodek, Elzbieta
The EUROCALL Review, v22 n1 p20-39 Mar 2014
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) constitute an integral part of the teaching and learning environment in present-day educational institutions and play an increasingly important role in the modern second language classroom. In this study, an online language learning tool "Tell Me More" (TMM) has been introduced as a supplementary tool in French and German first and second-year language university classes. At the end of the academic year, the students completed a questionnaire exploring their "TMM" usage behaviour and perception of the software. The survey also addressed aspects of the respondents' readiness for self-directed language learning. The data were then imported into SPSS and underwent statistical analysis. The results of the study show that 1) relatively few of today's university students are open to the idea of voluntarily using ICT for independent language practice; 2) grade, price, and availability of alternative means of language practice are the most important factors affecting the students' decision to purchase and use ICT software; 3) there is a relationship between the students' decision to buy and use ICT software and their readiness for self-directed learning.
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). EUROCALL Headquarters, School of Modern Languages, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland, UK. Tel: +34-67-943-1283; Web site: http://www.eurocall-languages.org/publications/review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada