Mind the gap : second language acquisition comes of age in a digital world

Charlesworth, Zarina M. (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale : Haute école d'ingénierie et de gestion du canton de Vaud, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Cédric Baudet (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale)

This paper presents an in-depth case study of an English language provider, its specific in-context method of teaching English as foreign language, and the evolution that has occurred through advances in technology. The introduction of technological innovation and barriers to acceptance as well as influencing variables are examined in light of the past, present, and future. Initial findings suggest that a key factor to success is related to the timeliness of introduction of the new technology in combination with variables previously identified in the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The paper closes with suggestions related to the introduction of innovative technologies.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG Arc
Institute:
IDO - Institut de Digitalisation des institutions
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Valencia, Spain, 5 - 7 March 2018
Date:
Valencia, Spain
5 - 7 March 2018
2018
Pagination:
Pp. 7105-7109
Published in:
Proceedings of the 12th International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference
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