The Integration of Using Cell Phones to Create Digital Stories in Language Classrooms in the College Level

ID: 31669 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Shu-chien Pan, Ohio University, United States
  2. Chuan-Ta Chao, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Wednesday, March 9 4:00-4:20 PM Location: Edgewood

Presider: Natalie A. Johnson-Leslie, Arkansas State University, United States

Abstract: The prevalence of cell phones has changed the ways in which people communicate with each other on their personal daily tasks as well as in their academic work. The ubiquity of cell phone infrastructure creates their availability among college students. This new trend allows college students to interact with peers, instructors, or people unknown worldwide not only for social communication needs but also schoolwork. Meanwhile, the updated advanced multimedia cell phones provide opportunities to capture still images as well as to record audio and video clips for digital story creation. This research investigated the use of cell phones to create digital stories in English classrooms. The use of digital storytelling increases the motivation and language skills performance; in addition, the amount and level of technical problems in using software in creating digital stories significantly predict the level of use of digital storytelling.

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