Development and Evaluation of Smartphone Learning Material for Blended Language Learning

Yuichi Ohkawa, Masaaki Kodama, Yuta Konno, Xiumin Zhao, Takashi Mitsuishi

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Abstract

This study evaluated a newly developed smartphone-based review material application (in blended learning) that enables learners to learn continuously and intermittently by providing visualization of learning status in the smartphone application. In beginning Chinese language classes, our blended learning practice consists of both face-To-face classroom and home assignments in e-learning. For blended learning, we provided a prototype of smartphone-based learning material in 2017 but found some issues that might have prevented learning's continuance. Therefore, we developed the smartphone-based learning material application KoToToMo Plus. This version of the application enables students to learn easily in a little spare time by having achieved a user interface that provides visualization of learning status and makes it easy to resume interrupted learning and to select the next content. Since April 2018, we have practiced blended learning using and evaluating this application in actual classes. Results showed increased numbers of learning times and decreased feelings about learning as burdensome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 4th International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationEncompassing Intelligent Technology and Innovation Towards the New Era of Human Life, InCIT 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages108-113
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728110196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct
Event4th International Conference on Information Technology, InCIT 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2019 Oct 242019 Oct 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Encompassing Intelligent Technology and Innovation Towards the New Era of Human Life, InCIT 2019

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Information Technology, InCIT 2019
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period19/10/2419/10/25

Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • language learning
  • learning material
  • micro learning
  • smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Ohkawa, Y., Kodama, M., Konno, Y., Zhao, X., & Mitsuishi, T. (2019). Development and Evaluation of Smartphone Learning Material for Blended Language Learning. In Proceedings of 2019 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Encompassing Intelligent Technology and Innovation Towards the New Era of Human Life, InCIT 2019 (pp. 108-113). [8912023] (Proceedings of 2019 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Encompassing Intelligent Technology and Innovation Towards the New Era of Human Life, InCIT 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INCIT.2019.8912023