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Here’s a story : using student podcasts to raise awareness of language

Ashton-Hay, S. & Brookes, D. (2011) Here’s a story : using student podcasts to raise awareness of language. EA Journal, 26(2), pp. 15-27.

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Abstract

Thirty-five years ago, a landmark article entitled 'What The "Good Language Learner" Can Teach Us' suggested that if more was known about what 'successful learners' did, then those strategies could be taught to poorer learners to enhance learning (Rubin, 1975, p. 42). Since publication of Rubin's article, language instruction has begun to encompass technological applications (Chinnery, 2006) through mobile-assisted language learning (MALL or m-learning) like podcasts. Podcasting extends the classroom, offers convenience for diverse learners, and provides authentic listening opportunities. Although the effects of podcasting in higher education have yet to be investigated (Educause, 2007), this article describes how action research lead to the creation of a student learning strategy webpage featuring peer podcasts and successful language learning strategies in higher education.

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ID Code: 43822
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Podcasts, Language, Language learning
ISSN: 1444-4496
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of International and Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2011 12:31
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2011 12:31

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