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Session
TBL Sat1730-3
Time:
Saturday, 19/May/2018:
5:30pm - 5:55pm

Location: 4403
S:30-40

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Presentations

Impact of AI in L2 Classrooms: Student Perceptions

A. Gallacher, A. Thompson, M. Howarth

Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan

This presentation highlights qualitative results obtained during a larger research project aimed at investigating the impact of using AI in the L2 classroom. Japanese ESL university students (N=253) interacted with an online chat-bot via smartphone, and recorded their thoughts on subsequent surveys about these interactions in comparison to doing the same tasks with their peers. Results suggest that students see the chat-bot as a novelty rather than a legitimate language-learning tool, and that it lacks the richness of interaction they could achieve with their peers. Reasons for these opinions are discussed in relation to ongoing trends within CALL-based research.



 
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