Digital Tools for Microlearning in EFL Instruction


Bakla A.

III. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS, Konya, Türkiye, 24 - 26 Ekim 2019, ss.1

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Konya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1

Özet

Being one of the e-learning trends in recent years, microlearning seems to have some potentials for younger people as more of them are trying to achieve learning outcomes on the go. In collaboration with the location- and time-independent nature of mobile learning and digital tools that support it, micro-learning could enable learners to turn small bites of time to useful learning sessions. However, the challenge is to be able to provide them with appropriate tools and motivating e-learning content that aim to help learners to achieve the intended learning outcomes. In this respect, a major focus of this paper is the basic principles of microlearning and how they could be used in language instruction. More specifically, it provides an overview of potential tools and strategies that could be used to prepare microlearning sessions for EFL learners to help them acquire learning objectives in three language areas (i.e., grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). It intends to build a bridge between current e-learning tools and microlearning and to demonstrate the ways of applying the principles of microlearning to EFL through such tools. It also discusses possible challenges and suggests avenues of prospective research to address these challenges.

Keywords: Microlearning, e-learning, digital learning tools, language areas, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation