The Effect of Blended and Flipped Lessons on L2 Learning Using Mobile Technologies
Abstract: The study focused on examining the use of a variety of emerging technologies, from voice recognition to web-based learning, to help determine the effectiveness of the blended and flipped learning activities. Various emerging technologies (Globalvoice CALL, ATR CALL Brix, Lecture Ready II digital text, Newton Mobile TOIEC Learning) will be presented, including an empirical study that indicates their effect on improving students’ TOEIC and OPIC Speaking test scores. The study, begun in April 2014 and ended in January 2015, and targeted 25 Japanese undergraduates who were required to complete the online TOEIC course and flipped classroom learning materials using a PC and mobile technologies for the purpose of improving their English proficiency. The results indicated that blended and flipped lesson helped students to improve overall English proficiency from mean TOEIC score 577 (SD: 132) to 758 (SD: 105) and 24% of improvements on OPIc computer speaking test over a period of 10 months.