The Integration of Using Cell Phones to Create Digital Stories in Language Classrooms in the College Level
Shu-chien Pan, Ohio University, United States ; Chuan-Ta Chao, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
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.
Pan, S.c. & Chao, C.T. (2011). The Integration of Using Cell Phones to Create Digital Stories in Language Classrooms in the College Level. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1190-1194). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).