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ERIC Number: EJ935954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Pedagogical Applications of Vlogs: An Investigation into ESP Learners' Perceptions
Hung, Shao-Ting
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n5 p736-746 Sep 2011
This study set out to examine the implementation of a video blog (vlog) project in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course that aimed to increase students' opportunities to use the target language. Specifically, it explored students' perceptions towards vlogs and analysed the advantages and disadvantages of vlogs as identified by the students. Data sources included an attitude survey, an open-ended questionnaire, student interviews, written peer feedback, video clips in vlogs and reflective journals. The results indicated that firstly, the students favourably perceived the vlog project because vlogs not only helped them organise and reflect on their learning products, but also allowed them to archive their learning processes. Second, they reported a number of advantages associated with vlogging, such as visual representation, relief from time constraints, self-evaluation, professional development, wider audience, peer learning and technical capability. Third, in the opinion of the students, the challenges compromising the effectiveness of the vlog project involved technical difficulties, affective interferences, weak linkage to real-time communication and time issues. In light of these findings, the researcher proposes two pedagogical implications for ESP instructional practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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