A Case Study of Podcasting as Self-Regulation in a Hybrid Language Learning Context
Li-Wei Peng, Bowling Green State University, United States ; Cheun-Yeong Lee, Defense Language Institute, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The case study aims to use podcasting as self-regulation approach in a hybrid language learning environment. 18 students at a language institute in northern Taiwan taking American Language Course (ALC) were required to accomplish the learning activities and assignments by recording the repetitive practices as sound files and uploading them to a learning management system (Moodle) or personal weblog, readily for them to self-regulate their own learning. The study adopted Vygostkian self-regulation theory to be the theoretical framework to examine the crucial components of self-regulation, ZPD, and collaborative learning from collected data. A case study was employed to know how participants understand their experiences of using podcasting for their own learning based on SRL. Data were collected from the interviews and the observation. The findings were expected to provide suggestions for both pre-service and in-service teachers’ preparation programs to effectively integrate podcasting into curriculum in both foreign language learning (FL) and second language acquisition (SLA).
Peng, L.W. & Lee, C.Y. (2010). A Case Study of Podcasting as Self-Regulation in a Hybrid Language Learning Context. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3121-3127). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).