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Technology-Mediated Learning 10 Years Later: Emphasizing Pedagogical or Utilitarian Applications?
Foreign Language Annals (2007)
  • Nike Arnold, Portland State University
In recent years, educational technology has come a long way. Technological advancements and significant investments in computer equipment and training have opened new opportunities for foreign language teachers. In addition, instructional technology (IT) is now an accepted component of teacher training and foreign language teaching. This study addresses the question how IT actually is being used for foreign language learning in higher education. It reports the findings of an online survey, which was completed by 173 college foreign language teachers. Results suggest that the vast majority of participants do use computer technology for their teaching, but at a very basic level. Teachers' IT use seems to be motivated largely by utilitarian reasons, followed by a variety of pedagogical benefits.
  • Computer-assisted instruction,
  • Second language acquisition -- Study and teaching,
  • Educational technology,
  • Higher education -- Technological innovations
Publication Date
March, 2007
Publisher Statement
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Citation Information
Nike Arnold. "Technology-Mediated Learning 10 Years Later: Emphasizing Pedagogical or Utilitarian Applications?" Foreign Language Annals Vol. 40 Iss. 1 (2007)
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