Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Blended learning; Language and languages--Study and teaching; Computer-assisted instruction; Motivation in education;
This review investigates using a blended learning environment within a second language setting. The literature review presented three main themes to be considered as these two contexts were united: learner engagement in differing environments and with different activities, learner perceptions, and the outcomes found from such combinations. Twenty-eight peer-reviewed journal articles were analyzed. It is found that blended environments seem to add novelty and increase motivation and engagement of students in these settings. However, the pedagogical implementation of active learning such as collaboration, providing feedback, and using activities that have a communicative purpose seems to yield the best results. Learner perceptions are more or less positive with a few exceptions. Outcomes seem to exceed or equal those produced in a traditional educational setting. Recommendations for future research include engaging in more research in the secondary level.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh Zeitz, Graduate Faculty Reader
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©2018 Victoria R. Hamilton
Hamilton, Victoria R., "Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom" (2018). Graduate Research Papers. 337.