University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
  Processing Request
  • Source:
    Teaching English with Technology, v19 n1 p102-117 Jan 2019. 16 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1204546
      IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site: http://tewtjournal.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1642-1027
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      This study investigates the potential, in relation to learning and using English, which exists in the current access to and use of new technological devices by university students who are not native speakers of English. As an example case, the availability of a range of devices to 138 Saudi English and Business students at a Saudi university was ascertained through a survey, along with their current use both in general, and specifically involving English, both on and off campus. Students and teachers were also interviewed in order to illuminate the further enhancement of student use of their devices for English improvement. The findings indicate that a range of electronic devices, especially smart phones and laptops, are owned by, or to a lesser extent accessible in other ways to, students. English majors however far outstrip Business majors in access to and use of devices. A considerable proportion of use of devices, especially by English majors, is already English-related. On two measures, it is the smart phone which has the greatest potential for further exploitation in relation to English, followed by the laptop and tablet, and for English majors the TV. Based on teacher and student comments, recommendations are made for such English as a foreign language contexts as to how best to move forward to exploit this potential for both groups of students.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1204546
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ALFARWAN, S. University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential. Teaching English with Technology, [s. l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 102–117, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Alfarwan S. University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential. Teaching English with Technology. 2019;19(1):102-117. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Alfarwan, S. (2019). University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential. Teaching English with Technology, 19(1), 102–117. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Alfarwan, Salah. 2019. “University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential.” Teaching English with Technology 19 (1): 102–17. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Alfarwan, S. (2019) ‘University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential’, Teaching English with Technology, 19(1), pp. 102–117. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Alfarwan, S 2019, ‘University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential’, Teaching English with Technology, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 102–117, viewed 19 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Alfarwan, Salah. “University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential.” Teaching English with Technology, vol. 19, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 102–117. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Alfarwan, Salah. “University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential.” Teaching English with Technology 19, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 102–17. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Alfarwan S. University Student Access to and Use of Electronic Devices: A Latent English Language Learning Potential. Teaching English with Technology [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Aug 19];19(1):102–17. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204546&custid=s8280428