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The Study of Motivation in Library and Information Management Education: Qualitative and Quantitative Research

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dc.contributor.author Pérez Sabater, Carmen es_ES
dc.contributor.author Montero Fleta, Maria Begoña es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-11T07:18:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-11T07:18:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 2165-3151
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/34426
dc.description.abstract The application of new technologies and media has changed the concept of teaching and learning, offering effective and attractive possibilities to the educational system, particularly to the learning of languages in specific contexts. Educators in general will agree on the importance of motivation as a key to success in language acquisition as it is both a condition and a result of effective in-struction. However, although research has recognized the positive effect of intrinsic motivation on learning and academic achievement, little is known about the impact of different technology-supported learning activities on students¿ intrinsic motivation, the most critical factor for success in language teaching through computers according to some scholars. In this paper we present a university course project carried out in the English class in a degree of Library and Information Management. By means of an integrated analysis which includes qualita-tive and quantitative research, we see the influence of a CMC (Computer-mediated Communica-tion) genre, that of weblogs, in learning, and the way this new learning environment enhances motivation. In the project we present, students were asked to participate in blogs dealing with top-ics of their field of studies, a fact that constitutes the authentic learning environment suggested by some scholars in the field of education. Blogging was the key activity of their writing course. Students¿ participation in blogs implied exchanging posts, making comments, agreeing and dis-agreeing on what was discussed in the posts, asking for clarification, etc., always with the hope of raising the interest of other bloggers and starting a discussion. Questionnaires administered to the students and interviews have provided insightful data to the research about the students¿ perception of the experience, in other words, their levels of involve-ment in learning, their engagement in efficient and creative thinking processes, and their use of problem-solving strategies. Language achievement tests as well as daily one minute papers supplied information on the students¿ acquisition of the content dealt with. The innovative approach of this research is that it has allowed students to partici-pate in real-world environments: blogs where students were able to apply theo-retical knowledge acquired in the degree of Information and Management Education in the medium of English. Writing for a purpose, a truly novel component of the educational application of blogs used in the present project has resulted in a positive attitude of the students and, thus, has enhanced motivation. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Informing Science Institute es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Motivation es_ES
dc.subject Language learning es_ES
dc.subject Computers for education es_ES
dc.subject Library and information management education es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title The Study of Motivation in Library and Information Management Education: Qualitative and Quantitative Research es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Pérez Sabater, C.; Montero Fleta, MB. (2012). The Study of Motivation in Library and Information Management Education: Qualitative and Quantitative Research. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice. (11):213-226. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/34426 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://www.informingscience.org/Journals/JITEIIP/Overview es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 213 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 226 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.issue 11 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 234873


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