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ERIC Number: EJ1016144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-7147
Web 2.0 and Language Learners' Motivation: An Action Research Study
Anwaruddin, Sardar M.
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v14 n1 p51-68 2013
Based on the observation that most of my students use computer-based technology (CBT) in their daily activities, I used computer assisted language learning (CALL) as an intervention in this action research study, carried out at a university in Bangladesh. This CALL curriculum was focused on Web 2.0 and its applications for educational purposes. The main objective of the study was to understand the effects of a CALL curriculum on the participants' learning motivation. To meet this objective, I designed CALL and non-CALL lessons to teach English to a class of first-year undergraduate students. Throughout this course, I observed students' behaviours and attitudes and collected data from different artifacts and student responses. Comparison between student behaviours during the CALL and non-CALL lessons and analysis of the triangulated data indicated that the use of Web 2.0 in the CALL curriculum contributed to an increase in students' motivation as well as their learning of the target language. (Contains 1 table and 2 images.)
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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: Bangladesh
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A