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Study on the Impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and New Media on Language Learning EACEA 2007/09

FINAL REPORT

Commissioned by:

Carried out by:

© European Commission

STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND NEW MEDIA ON LANGUAGE LEARNING

FINAL REPORT

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STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND NEW MEDIA ON LANGUAGE LEARNING

This is the Final Report of the study regarding the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) and new media on language learning which was commissioned by the Education and Culture Executive Agency (call for tenders EACEA 2007/09) and carried out by Ellinogermaniki Agogi through an international team of experts. Edited and compiled by In conjunction with Reviewers of literature: Field studies: Anne Stevens, The Open University UK Lesley Shield, e-learning consultant Lesley Shield, e-learning consultant (review in the area of CALL) Katerina Zourou, University of Luxembourg (review in other areas) Cyprus Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Spain UK International interviews Data analysis: External advisor: Project Manager: Commissioned by: Pavlos Koulouris, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Peppi Taalas, University of Jyväskylä Ilona Laakkonen, University of Jyväskylä Katerina Zourou, University of Luxembourg Daniela Stai, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Dagmar Schäffer, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Pavlos Koulouris, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Daniela Stai, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Pilar Aramburuzabala, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Anne Stevens, The Open University UK Lesley Shield, e-learning consultant Lesley Shield, e-learning consultant

Pavlos Koulouris, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Jason Abbott, The Open University Patrik Svensson, Umeå University Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Carried out by:

This study has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication and the views expressed in it reflect the views only of the contributors and do not necessarily represent those of the European Commission or any other organisation cited. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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FINAL REPORT

STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND NEW MEDIA ON LANGUAGE LEARNING

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We are indebted to all of those who contributed to the study, its preparation and execution. To the many friends, staff and colleagues who collaborated to create the online survey and create localised versions. They worked to identify key contributors and persuade them to spare the time to be interviewed – all provide valuable and unique insights into the ‘underworld’ of informal learning under investigation. Katerina Zourou created the interview schedules for the team. Special thanks are extended to Lesley Shield who worked alongside the Project Leader at key times to advise, counsel and encourage. Her tireless efforts and considerable input to the final text are greatly valued. Thanks to the team in Ellinogermaniki Agogi in Athens who ensured that the technical structures were in place and operated efficiently enabling analyses to be carried out. Pavlos Koulouris in that team, who closely followed all aspects of this project, established the survey, and set the study in motion. The rest of the team in Athens, with Sofoklis Sotiriou who took responsibility for the administration and contractual details involved. Jason Abbott, who undertook additional statistical analysis at a late stage, and Patrik Svensson, who acted as external evaluator and advisor; both of them contributed valuable insights and clarity of thought. We also valued the support and input from the Steering Committee in Brussels who provided helpful and thought-provoking comments to our various discussions: Brian Holmes; Gillian McLaughlin; Kristina Cunningham; and Dominique Loir. The realisation of this report has benefited...
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