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Title:
Consideration on English Learning for Undergraduates Using a Portable Game Machine
Author:
Hiromi Ban: Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
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Year:
2014
Conference:
KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13
Issue:
100
Article no.:
058
Pages:
695-701
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-06-11
ISBN:
978-91-7519-276-5
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The Nintendo DS handheld game console; which was developed by Nintendo and has been sold worldwide since 2004; is a game console which features/incorporates dual touch screens; voice-recognition features and innovative controls; and has been used not only as a video game device but also in the fields of education and as an education tool. In this study; I conducted research regarding Nintendo DS software for learning English with the objective of exploring the possibility of introducing and utilizing such software as an education tool in universities. The result was that when not only the students who were proficient in English; but also the students who initially displayed little interest in learning English using the Nintendo DS; actually started using it; they began to realize that it was fun and helpful to work with.

Keywords: e-Learning; Nintendo DS; English education; Educational technology; Educational psychology

KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Author:
Hiromi Ban
Title:
Consideration on English Learning for Undergraduates Using a Portable Game Machine
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KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Author:
Hiromi Ban
Title:
Consideration on English Learning for Undergraduates Using a Portable Game Machine
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