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Language teachers’ perceptions on the use of OER language processing technologies in MALL

TitleLanguage teachers’ perceptions on the use of OER language processing technologies in MALL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPérez-Paredes, P., Guillamón C. O., & Jiménez P. A.
PublisherComputer Assisted Language Learning
Volume31
Start Page522
Issue5-6
Pagination522-545
Date Published01/2018
Secondary PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1744-3210
Keywordshigher education, language learning, MALL, natural language processing technologies, OER, teachers’ perceptions
Abstract

ABSTRACTCombined with the ubiquity and constant connectivity of mobile devices, and with innovative approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), Natural Language Processing Technologies (NLPTs) as Open Educational Resources (OERs) could become a powerful tool for language learning as they promote individual and personalized learning. Using a questionnaire that was answered by language teachers (n = 230) in Spain and the UK, this research explores the extent to which OER NLPTs are currently known and used in adult foreign language learning. Our results suggest that teachers’ familiarity and use of OER NLPTs are very low. Although online dictionaries, collocation dictionaries and spell checkers are widely known, NLPTs appear to be generally underused in foreign language teaching. It was found that teachers prefer computer-based environments over mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and that teachers’ qualification determines their familiarity with a wider range of OER NLPTs. This research offers insight into future applications of Language Processing Technologies as OERs in language learning.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2017.1418754
DOI10.1080/09588221.2017.1418754
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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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