Engagement with Livemocha as an informal learning resource - Initial findings from a technology university reading course in central Taiwan

Gloria Shu Mei Chwo, Yu-Shih Lin, Po Jung Chen, Guan Wen Lai, Huei Chin Liu, Chiao Ching Ho, Yi Ping Wang

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Abstract

This study assesses whether learning style and learning strategy impact on our technology university EFL learners' degree of satisfaction, learning attitude, and other general perceptions with respect to Web 2.0 informal learning with the Livemocha program. A mixed method study was conducted using interviews and a questionnaire based survey. The interview results showed that writing, chatting and speaking are the most attractive functions for our EFL learners. From the survey, no significant correlation was found between learning style or strategy and attitudes to Livemocha. However, significant correlations were found among the four measures of attitude to and perception of Livemocha: participants' learning attitude, degree of satisfaction and judgment of visual design and website function. Pedagogical significance is discussed for future implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages609-613
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

Other

Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12-11-2612-11-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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