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Title: Reaching Gen Y the digital natives:


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Reaching Gen Y- the digital natives
  • in language learning

Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong ????????
????????? yuphapha_at_hawaii.edu www.yhoonchamlong.ne
t COTSEAL panel, AAS 2009 March 26, 2009
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Gen Y (and younger)
The Digital Learners, The Digital Natives,
The Net Generation
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  • Age range of college students18-28 yrs

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  • American teens Gen Y live in a world enveloped
    by ICT and digital information
  • ICTInformation and Communication Technology
  • Internet Computer
  • Cell phone
  • Other digital audio visual devices for ex, iPod
    (Portable digital audio (and video) player)
  • Key words digital, wired, mobile
  • Communication, social, creative and entertainment
    use
  • e.g. social networks (Ning, Facebook, Myspace),
    blogs, microblogs (Twitter), content communities
    (Flickr, YouTube), text/voice/video chat (Windows
    Messenger, Skype), podcasts, wikis

Pew Internet Reports Teens and Technology.
7/27/2005
Generations online. December 2005,2008
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  • Digital ICT device also as pop culture item,
    e.g., iPod, iPhone and cell phone
  • - take pictures
  • play games
  • play music
  • record music/sound
  • play/record video
  • watch TV/video
  • send text messages
  • send e-mails
  • browse the internet
  • get maps and directions
  • tell time/ calendar etc………

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So, what motivates language learners?
  • Language Learning is skill learning requires
    practice esp. self-practice
  • Language learner is the most important factor in
    language learning process
  • Fun and interesting
  • Relevant and meaningful to them
  • Something they can relate to
  • Easy access (digital, wired, mobile)

Content presentation
delivery
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Incentives for teachers (esp. LCTL teachers
in the US)
  • make language learning a part of learners
    lifestyle and everyday activities
  • anywhere, anytime access for learners
  • possibility for
  • on-line course delivery which can attract
    students from other institutions
  • Mobile Learning (M-Learning), podcasts etc..
  • Can provide multi-sensorial, multimodal learning
    environment and experience

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Pop Culture as language learning material
  • Songs, Music videos/karaoke
  • TV programs
  • Movies
  • Short stories, magazine columns………etc.

Digital media, ICT Pop Culture as delivery
method
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) wireless local
    network
  • Portable digital AV player
  • Mobile phone

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Mobile Thai language lessons
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ICT and Language Skill development
  • Exposure to contextualized authentic language
  • Interaction with peers, with teachers, with
    content
  • Collaborate on learning with peers and teachers
    (learning community)
  • Learner autonomy/individualization
  • Learners work on their own materials at their own
    pace
  • Language assistance tools dictionaries,
    pronunciation etc.
  • Outlet and record of language production and
    feedback
  • Can make language learning an ordinary part of
    learners lifestyle and everyday activities

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Language learning in the digital age at
University of Hawaii-Manoa
Listening Lab
Faculty Development Lab
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ICT issues for digital language learners
  • The digital natives may have excellent ICT
    skills in socializing and entertainment, but may
    not know how to use them effectively to learn
  • Need tools and skills to bridge practical ICT
    experience with technology-based FL learning, and
    some ICT resources specific to the target language

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ICT issues for Thai language digital learners
  • Thai Fonts (display and input) for PCs (and Macs)
  • Thai keyboard layout
  • Knowledge of ICT tools and resources to aid
    learning
  • Dictionaries (on-line, software)
  • Pronunciation aid (ex Thai Romanization,
    Text-to-speech program)
  • Audio and Video player programs and their
    features
  • start, stop, rewind, fast forward, pause, time
    indicator
  • tempo adjustment plug-in (e.g. Pacemaker for
    WimAmp)
  • Etc…

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ICT issues for digital language teachers
  • Need to be ICT literate
  • competent knowledge of the internet and the web
    and their tools as content provider
  • e.g. Dreamweaver for producing webpages,
  • Web Course Management tool e.g., WebCT, Moodle
  • knowledge of easy to use softwares to develop
    and produce digital audio-visual materials on
    your computer
  • capture/record/digitize edit and convert format
    of pictures, audio clips, video clips
  • e.g. Paint, Photoshop, Movie Maker, Audition
    (CoolEdit), Audacity, Splandoo etc...
  • knowledge about ICT issues and tools specific to
    the language, e.g.
  • font display and input for non-Roman script
    languages
  • pronunciation aids (demo Thai Romanization,
    Salika (2 min))

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Using digital media in instruction and practice
at UH Thai Language program
  • Listening
  • digital audio files (mp3, wav) (demo pacemaker
    (1min))
  • digital video files (mpg, avi, swf)
  • students can listen from portable sound/movie
    player (iPod (or any mp3 player)), computer
  • Web exercises
  • Speaking
  • Record/feedback via WAU (WebAudioUtility)
  • Reading (for understanding)
  • Vocabulary/pronunciation lookup from on-line
    dictionary/software, with sample usage in
    sentences
  • Can use copy/paste text
  • Spelling reinforcement if word lookup by typing
  • Audio reading of the text
  • Video clips relating to the reading topics
  • Thai text-to-speech program to help reading text
    aloud
  • Thai corpus and concordance tools for additional
    information and examples on word usage in context
  • Thai script reading practice and writing system
    rules

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Digital Media Materials Activities for Thai
learners at UH-Manoa (1)
  • Information webpage
  • ICT resources for Thai
  • Class audio/video clips distributed to students
    on CD (so that they can put on their iPods or
    laptops…..)
  • Some authentic audio video clips available on
    the web as streaming files and/or for download
  • video clip samples interviews
  • - clips from TV program
  • - clips from feature films
  • - music video/karaoke

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Digital Media Materials Activities for Thai
learners at UH-Manoa (2)
  • Deliver multimedia materials via web or
    web-course tool e.g. WebCT, WAU
  • Web Thai 415 Thai Language in the Media
  • WebCT Reading and Writing Thai Script Module
  • WAU as digital lab for speaking and listening
    practice
  • Internet as resources for ready-made AV materials
  • Videoclips YouTube, TV commercials (ex Wai)
  • Pictures, graphics

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Completed Instructional Materials Projects (1)
  • Learning (to read) Thai from Songs
  • www.hawaii.edu/thai/thaisongs
  • Hoonchamlong, Y. (2004) A Karaoke Approach for
    Language teaching a case of Learning to Read
    Thai from Songs project. Manusya. Special Issue
    on Foreign Language Teaching in Thailand. No. 7,
    pp.25-40
  • Technology
    used Webpage audio editing Flash

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Completed Projects (2)
  • multimedia AUA Reading Lessons
  • with supplementary exercises in WebCT module

Technology used Adobe Acrobat (PDF file with
link to/embedded audio clip) sound editing web
page, Quiz/exercise program (Hot Potatoes)
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Completed projects (3)
Beginning Thai Coursebook with video clips (and
audio clips) Thai Language and Culture
for Beginners (funded by US Dept. of Education
2003-2006) video clip samples
girl talk- describing
a person
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Current Projects
  • Workbook for the Thai for Beginners textbook (for
    download)
  • Worksheet audio sample
  • multimedia acoustic literature
  • add interpretive dramatic reading to
    fiction
  • Interactive Multimedia CD based on the book

New Possibilities…..
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  • Educause Learning Initiatives
  • http//www.educause.edu/eli/16086

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sawatdii ??????
http// www.hawaii.edu/thai
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Thai UH Website 1
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Thai UH website (2a)
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Thai UH website (2b)
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Thai UH website (2c)
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Thai UH website (2d)
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Thai UH website (3)
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Thai UH website (4)
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Thai 415 (1)
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Thai 415 (2)
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AV Tools (1)
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AV tools(2)
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AV Tools (3)
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WAU (1)
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WAU (2)
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