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

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere5
Journal / PublicationEAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018


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.

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  • Technology-mediated framework, out-of-class learning, smartphones