Developing learning materials encourages students to shape their own learning. It requires careful consideration of language and also critical-thinking skills. It promotes learner autonomy, collaborative learning, and active engagement (Moiseenko, 2015). This presentation will primarily focus on the generation of learner-designed materials using the TED Talks platform and how the creation and use of these materials fits into a content-based undergraduate university course.
This presentation will share the results of a small-scale study designed to research the effectiveness and the experience of using the mobile-learning application ‘Duolingo’ as a learning aid in a Japanese university context. It will examine the impact of the regular use of this application on student language learning through pre- and post-tests and investigate student attitudes through survey and interview results.