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ERIC Number: ED565115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Impact of a Blended Environment with m-Learning on EFL Skills
Obari, Hiroyuki; Lambacher, Stephen, Paper presented at the 2014 EUROCALL Conference (Groningen, The Netherlands, Aug 20-23, 2014)
A longitudinal study conducted from April 2013 to January 2014 sought to ascertain whether a blended learning (BL) environment incorporating m-learning could help Japanese undergraduates improve their English language skills. In this paper, various emerging technologies (including Globalvoice English, ATR CALL Brix, the mobile learning-oriented TOEIC Practice Kit, Course Power), as well as online materials (MOOCs, TED Talks, top 10 most popular educational web tools) will be demonstrated. The study focuses on examining the use of emerging e-learning and m-learning technologies and activities, ranging from speech recognition to web-based learning both in and out of the classroom, in order to determine their effectiveness in improving the English proficiency of non-native learners. Pre- and post-training TOEIC scores revealed that the BL activities had a positive effect on the students' overall English proficiency. [For full proceedings, see ED565087.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication