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Developing reading skills and motivation through mobile phones


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Pernjek, Jasminka and Habjanec, Monika. (2015). Developing reading skills and motivation through mobile phones. In: 5th International Conference "The Future of Information Sciences, INFuture2015: e-Institutions – Openness, Accessibility, and Preservation", 11-13 November 2015, Zagreb.

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Continuous development of information and communication technologies has opened the door to a wide range of opportunities for digital learning. Recent didactic concepts, such as student-centered teaching stress the need for learner autonomy, which includes non-formal learning aided by modern technologies such as cell phones. Mobile phones have become an essential part of the teenager’s life. If incorporated in the learning process, they could have a positive effect on student’s motivation, which in turn would lead to improved achievements. The aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of Croatian students of English and German towards the use of modern technologies in teaching foreign languages. The study evaluates the students' attitudes towards reading comprehension in a foreign language when using traditional methods (multiple choice questions and paper-pencil C-Test method) as opposed to solving tasks with the use of mobile technology. The results of the study show that, although students find online testing more interesting and less stressful, they still prefer to be tested in the classical way.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: m-learning, computer-assisted language learning, learner perceptions, learning experiences
Subjects: Information sciences > Social-humanistic informatics
Departments: Department of German Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 11:24

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