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ERIC Number: EJ1108600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-8647
The Effects of Mobile Collaborative Activities in a Second Language Course
Ilic, Peter
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, v7 n4 p16-37 2015
This research is designed to explore the areas of collaborative learning and the use of smartphones as a support for collaborative learning through a year-long exploratory multiple case study approach integrating both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Qualitative exploratory interviews are combined with Multidimensional Scaling Analysis to provide a detailed image of students' mobile use during collaborative activities. The Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) reliability is supported by a second resampling that produced similar results independent of time or subjects. The results are triangulated across the qualitative and quantitative data and key issues are interpreted and discussed. The results indicate that the introduction of mobile access collaborative homework to a second language English class in Japan does have observable effects on students, including changes in use of space, time and method for mobile collaborative homework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A