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Entertainment VS. Education: Students’ Perspectives on the Use of Apps

Zuraina, Ali and Nurul Nadia, Muhammad and Hafizoah, Kassim and Siti Norzaimalina, Abd Majid and Rosnani, Ismail and Mohd Amir Izuddin, Mohamad Ghazali and Supyan, Hussin and Ahmad Fauzi, Ayob (2015) Entertainment VS. Education: Students’ Perspectives on the Use of Apps. In: Proceedings of the International Seminar on Language Teaching ISeLT 2015, 4-5 February 2015 , Bangi, Selangor. .

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Abstract

The use of mobile application also known as apps is fast becoming a trend in education since it offers users fun and entertaining learning experiences. Weighing similarly important, a particular app should also offer educational opportunities to its users. The current study attempts to investigate the students’ perceptions on these two perspectives of using mobile application among students at the tertiary level education. A focus group discussion was conducted on 13 international students taking Preparatory Intensive English course in one of the university in the East Coast of Malaysia. The findings of the study revealed that an app may facilitate learning. For optimal use of app, entertainment features i.e. videos need to be integrated in the app to ensure that students can learn and play at the same time. Last but not least, multimodal texts need to be integrated in developing a language learning app to sustain students’ learning motivation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: App; Learning; Entertainment
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 01:28
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18163
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