el 18(17): e5

Research Article

From structured to unstructured learning via a technology-mediated learning framework

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.25-9-2018.155575,
        author={Lindsay Miller and Junjie Gavin Wu},
        title={From structured to unstructured learning via a technology-mediated learning framework},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={5},
        number={17},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2018},
        month={10},
        keywords={Technology-mediated framework, out-of-class learning, smartphones},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-9-2018.155575}
    }
    
  • Lindsay Miller
    Junjie Gavin Wu
    Year: 2018
    From structured to unstructured learning via a technology-mediated learning framework
    EL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-9-2018.155575
Lindsay Miller1, Junjie Gavin Wu1,*
  • 1: Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
*Contact email: junjiewu4-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Abstract

In this paper we propose a simple technology-mediated framework for course design. By way of a group project, students were asked to discuss issues about their local culture using their second language. We illustrate that this type of out-of-class learning stimulated the students to use a technologically enhanced learning environment by engaging them with meaningful communication and we show instances from the project data where the following areas were covered: content, collaboration, and learner autonomy. Smartphones, when used appropriately, can be a useful tool for content and language learning.