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Digital natives and technology for L2 learning outside of the classroom

Leonor Dauzón Ledesma, Jesús Izquierdo

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Extensive research has examined the classroombased technologies that promote L2 learning among learners, who can be considered digital migrants. This mixed-method study, however, was conducted with digital natives and examined the technologies and technological features of educational resources appealing to them, in order to practice English outside of the classroom. The quantitative data were collected through a 35-question survey administered to 158 children (aged 9-11); they were enrolled in a private school in the Southeast of Mexico. The qualitative data were collected through individual interviews from a subsample of 15 learners, who exhibited positive or negative attitudes for technology in the survey. The data analyses revealed that children felt confident using a wide variety of technologies. Nonetheless, they rarely related the use of technology for L2 learning outside of the class. They opted for technological features that fostered L2 learning in line with the cognitive processes that characterize their age.


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Foreign Language Instruction; Educational Technology; Elementary School; Children

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.32870/Ap.v12n1.1801

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Apertura vol. 12, núm. 1, abril - septiembre 2020, es una revista científica especializada en innovación educativa en ambientes virtuales que se publica de manera semestral por la Universidad de Guadalajara, a través de la Coordinación de Recursos Informativos del Sistema de Universidad Virtual. Oficinas en Av. La Paz 2453, colonia Arcos Sur, CP 44140, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Tel.: 333268-8888 ext. 18775, www.udgvirtual.udg.mx/apertura, apertura@udgvirtual.udg.mx. Editor responsable: Alicia Zúñiga Llamas. Número de Reserva de Derechos al Uso Exclusivo del Título de la versión electrónica: 04-2009-080712102200-203, e-ISSN: 2007–1094; número de Reserva de Derechos al Uso Exclusivo del Título de la versión impresa: 04-2009-121512273300-102, ISSN: 1665–6180, otorgados por el Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor. Número de Licitud de Título: 13449 y número de Licitud de contenido: 11022 de la versión impresa, ambos otorgados por la Comisión Calificadora de Publicaciones y Revistas Ilustradas de la Secretaría de Gobernación. Responsable de la última actualización de este número: Sergio Alberto Mendoza Hernández. Fecha de última actualización: 31 de marzo de 2020