Use of ICT in the Englishlanguage classroom and itseffects on student engagementCase study at Oulun NormaalikouluAleksandra Lazareva,LET Masters Degree Program
Introduction• Increasing use of technology in teaching -how to use it for right purposes?• In research literature motivational aspectsare paid less attention to than, e.g., cognitiveand metacognitive aspects
Theoretical framework• Self-regulated learning• Main concepts: intrinsic and externalmotivation, engagement, personal andsituational interesto Engagement: behavioral, cognitive, emotional• Information and communication technologies(ICT), technology-enhanced learning (TEL)
Aim and researchquestions• What effects can use of technology have onstudent...o behavioral engagement (e.g., work involvement,enhanced interaction among students);o cognitive engagement (e.g., desire to learn andmaster skills, choosing the preferable way to work);o emotional engagement (e.g., interest andhappiness in classroom, increased situationalinterest in tasks, increased perceptions of taskmeaningfulness).
Reseacrh methods• Learning project in the 4th grade (5 LET students)• iPads and Smartboard• Pre-self-report (motivation, goal orientation)• Learning diaries (during the lesson)• Classroom observations (recorded)• Motivation questionnaire
Pitfalls and challenges• We didnt know the students, their study habits, etc.;• Too many data collection tools - students are frustrated;• Such organization of classroom activities (work ingroups, new arrangement of tables, etc.) was new tostudents;• One of the cameras was overheating;• Limited possibilities of iPads;• We didnt know what applications there are on theschools iPads;• Difficult to observe and "measure" cognitiveengagement (e.g., task meaningfulness).
Expected results• Demonstrate positive and negative effects oftechnology on student engagemento How to integrate use of technology into classroomactivities in the right and purposeful way, so itdoes enhance student engagement?
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