Technology as a motivational factor in foreign language learning.

Panagiotidis, P., Krystalli, P., &. Arvanitis, P. (2018). Technology as a motivational factor in foreign language learning. European Journal of Education (EJED), 1 (3), (pp.43-53) Rottenburg, Germany: European Center for Science, Education and Research (EUSER). ISSN 2601-8616


As digital technology has become more sophisticated, its tools and applications can be used in and outside the classroom, in both formal and informal settings, in order to increase students’ motivation. Amongst the various factors -tools, methods or strategies- that can lead to increased motivation, this paper examines the role of technology as a motivational factor in foreign language learning.

The relationship between the use of technological means such as web tools and services, digital games, mobile apps or communication tools and motivation in language learning context, has been studied extensively, with a wide variety of approaches, and within the framework of several language learning applications. In order to determine the real impact of technology on learners' motivation, an extensive literature review focusing on studies that have examined the impact of technology use in language learning and teaching on motivation to learn, has been carried out. 

Evaluating Serious Games for Foreign Language Learning: An Online Grading and Visualization Tool.

Krystalli Pinelopi, Arvanitis Panagiotis, Panagiotidis Panagiotis (2014). Στο International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE). vol.5 no.1 p.1564-1570.

The evolution of technology and the strong belief that computer games promote learning, have contributed to the increase of educational computer games available online in the field of teaching and learning a foreign language. Therefore, there is a growing need to develop an online evaluation tool for assessing educational software of a playful character in order to facilitate teachers and autonomous players/ learners in their choices.

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