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ERIC Number: EJ1107914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
Touch the Page and Mimic Me: Evaluation of a Talking-Pen Learning Tool
Odakura, Abigail
JALT CALL Journal, v9 n3 p287-295 2013
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the talking-pen device called the Mimic Me, an educational technology product of a large English conversation school in Japan, as an educational learning tool. The product will be reviewed in terms of its developmental appropriateness for the target audience based on current research. Although the Mimic Me uses behaviorist learning theories to teach vocabulary and short phrases, it could be further enhanced to live up to its full potential as a learning tool. The author proposes alternative ways that the product could be used, as well as possible design modifications that would improve the effectiveness of the product.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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