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ERIC Number: EJ806113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Language Learning Edutainment: Mixing Motives in Digital Resources
Bird, Stephen A.
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v36 n3 p311-339 2005
Recent advances in digital video have lead to a convergence of mainstream entertainment (e.g., movies) and language learning tools. An example is a software system/media player called L1, which provides interactive subtitling and learning support for DVD entertainment products. Convergence of entertainment and learning resources raises challenging language learning software design tensions. The article reports a study of English language learners who were asked to use the L1 system and to rate the system features in terms of ease of use and learning. The results showed several distinct design preferences depending on the user's more general attitudes toward edutainment resources. The article discusses L1's consequent design modifications. as well as design considerations for language learning edutainment resources more generally. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brunei