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Web 2.0 : Motivator and Learning Tool :

Web 2.0 : Motivator and Learning Tool

The Setting/Sample:

The Setting/Sample Dismissed/failed Students from university prep program Course design based on low-level English needs. Final exam KET ICT component used for increasing motivation and supplementary support

Questions:

Questions Does integrated use of Web 2.0 tools affect motivation for disengaged, unsuccessful male students? Can we say what factors surround effective use of Web 2.0 and learning?

The Methodology:

The Methodology Qualitative (quantitative less meaningful with small sample) Concepts we looked at Attitudes to working with tools Attitudes to learning Attitudes to autonomy Categorization of responses by type and frequency Positive feelings/perceptions Negative feelings/perceptions

Data collection:

Data collection Collected over 6 months Surveys on attitudes and background During courses After interventions

Web 2.0 Focused Curriculum Trial:

Web 2.0 Focused Curriculum Trial

https://www.blogger.com:

https://www.blogger.com

http://www.scrapblog.com:

http://www.scrapblog.com

http://photobucket.com/:

http://photobucket.com/

http://www.ourstory.com:

http://www.ourstory.com

http://www.glogster.com/:

http://www.glogster.com/

http://www.dipity.com:

http://www.dipity.com

http://www.panoramio.com:

http://www.panoramio.com

http://www.panoramio.com:

http://www.panoramio.com

http://www.apture.com/:

http://www.apture.com/

Podcasting:

Podcasting

http://podomatic.com/:

http://podomatic.com/

Screencasting:

Screencasting

Screencasting:

Screencasting

Photostory 3:

Photostory 3

Blog Video Project:

Blog Video Project

Blog Video Project:

Blog Video Project

Spring 2009 Survey Results:

Spring 2009 Survey Results

Spring 2009 Survey Results:

Spring 2009 Survey Results

Spring 2009 Survey Results:

Spring 2009 Survey Results

Spring 2009 Survey Results:

Spring 2009 Survey Results Most Liked Activities Activity Rating Photopeach 96% Blog 94% Podcasting 93% CommunityWalk 93% Glogster 9 2 % Video Project 92% Correcting Grammar in paragraphs 91% Panoramio 90% Screencasting (Arabic) 86% Screencasting (YouTube) 77%

Spring 2009 Exam Results:

Spring 2009 Exam Results

Pre-Fall 2010 Survey Results:

Pre-Fall 2010 Survey Results Learning Responsibility for lack of success at university attributed to teacher/external factors Teacher control preferred but desire for change Dislike/ambivalence over activities related to organizing own learning Technology Liked laptop use overall Dissatisfaction over relation between activities and KET exam

The Intervention: Fall 2010:

The Intervention: Fall 2010 Switch to traditional CALL Switch to a clearer exam focus

Online Grammar Practice:

Online Grammar Practice

Online Reading Practice:

Online Reading Practice

Online Vocabulary:

Online Vocabulary

Online Exam Practice:

Online Exam Practice

Online Video Listening Practice:

Online Video Listening Practice

Online Video Listening Practice:

Online Video Listening Practice

Online Animated Video:

Online Animated Video

Google Docs:

Google Docs

Google Docs:

Google Docs

End of Fall B survey results:

End of Fall B survey results Perceptions of Learning

End of Fall B survey results:

End of Fall B survey results Perceptions of Technology

End of Fall B survey results:

End of Fall B survey results Autonomy and Awareness

End of Fall B survey results:

End of Fall B survey results Learning Self grading equivalent to grade C+ Traditional approaches to skills teaching had very mixed responses Technology Overall, laptop-based skills activities were viewed as positive None wanted a purely traditional approach

End of Fall B survey results by task:

End of Fall B survey results by task Most Liked Activities Activity Rating Internet grammar practice 95% video listening 82% KET practice 82% worksheet/online grammar 77% listening dictation video clip 77% G oogle docs 72% online vocabulary 68% speaking (podcasting) 63%

Discussion:

Discussion Does integrated use of Web 2.0 tools affect motivation for disengaged, unsuccessful male students? Can we can say what factors might surround positive use and learning?

Web 2.0: Motivator and Learning Tool :

Web 2.0: Motivator and Learning Tool but it’s no magic bullet…

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