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ERIC Number: EJ1154308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2472-5749
Compensation Still Matters: Language Learning Strategies in Third Millennium ESL Learners
Shakarami, Alireza; Hajhashemi, Karim; Caltabiano, Nerina J.
Online Learning, v21 n3 p235-250 2017
Digital media play enormous roles in much of the learning, communication, socializing, and ways of working for "Net-Generation" learners who are growing up in a wired world. Living in this digital era may require different ways of communicating, thinking, approaching learning, prioritizing strategies, interpersonally communicating, and possibly developing compensatory techniques for information gaps among other categories of Language Learning Strategies. The Net-Geners, therefore, need new skills and new strategies to perform successfully as learners and workers. This study uses a mixed-methods approach that includes concurrent quantitative and qualitative data (i) to identify the Net-Generation learner's strategy preferences based on the "Strategies Inventory for Language Learning" (SILL) categories currently considered the most comprehensive strategy inventory and (ii) to identify possible emergent compensation strategies among Net-Geners, as a comprehensive study of the strategies used by the Net-Geners is clearly beyond the scope of this article. The results indicate that compensation strategies have undergone a number of modifications and are used differently by the Net-Geners in order to compensate for their knowledge gap and to help enhance their ESL learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning