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Augmented Reality Technique Assists Target Language Learning

  • Yingling ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)

Abstract

Technology assists learning and teaching covers a great deal of research and yet there are relatively few studies suggesting paths how language instructors help L2 learners cope with learning by implementing augmented reality techniques. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate whether the implementation of augmented reality technique helps increasing EFL learners’ learning effectiveness and motivation. The research took place at a private university in the northern part of Taiwan. 216 freshmen participated in the study. Mixed method was applied in the study. The questionnaire of augmented reality technique assists learning L2 effectiveness and satisfaction were implemented at the first section of the data collection. In addition, the use of semi-structure interview and field note techniques were carried out to be the main method of gathering qualitative research data. 12 Participants were randomly selected and asked to reflect on how technology operates in the English learning context and how AR technique creates the model of interactive learning environments after participants’ learning practices. The results indicated that implementing augmented reality technique was a vital strategy for producing independent thinkers and learners.

Keywords

Augmented reality Second language learning Independent thinker Independent learner 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for General Education, Oriental Institute of TechnologyNew TaipeiTaiwan

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