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Computers, Language and Technology (CALL) Nearly Paperless: Nine Years of iPads for All more

Sat, Nov 21, 11:55-12:20 Asia/Tokyo

This presentation reports on nine years of iPad use at a university in western Japan. Results from two surveys (2013 and 2020) and interviews of students regarding iPad use will be reported and compared. The uses of iPads in language education will be discussed and the changes in how iPads and other mobile devices have been used and are being used for language education will be shared.

Tamara Swenson Tamara Swenson Junko Yamamoto

Motivation Motivational Change After Curricular Revision more

Sun, Nov 22, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo

This presentation will report on the changes in motivational profiles of university students following curricular revision. Data collected from students at one university in Western Japan in 2011 and 2018 were compared to determine if there was any change in the students’ motivational profiles following major shifts in the curriculum. Implications for curricular development will be discussed.

Tamara Swenson Tamara Swenson

Language Skills Generic vs. Explicit Grammatical Feedback for Moodle Quiz Items more

Mon, Nov 15, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo

The Moodle item feedback option was used to deliver two types of Japanese feedback, generic and explicit, for performance on multiple-choice items testing knowledge of participles, and comparatives and superlatives. Participants at two institutions, in experimental and control groups, received either the generic feedback (“try harder”) or the explicit explanation of why their selection was incorrect. Pre- and post-tests were used to measure gains. Results and implications will be provided and discussed.

Brad Tamara Swenson Masao Tada