New aspect of technology adoption: a case study of students’ self-made English-learning video

Yaming Tai, Yu Liang Ting*

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Understanding how students perceive and adopt technology in their daily life is particularly relevant to today’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment, in which versatile ICT tools are becoming more and more pervasive, almost ubiquitous in our day-to-day activities. In the context of English as a foreign language, this study investigates how Chinese students produce an English video with over-the-counter technology tools for accomplishing a language-learning task. In particular, this study probes into how youngsters today respond to a given learning task, how and why they adopt technology tools available and of use to them for the task. Data collection is through observation, students’ reports, and interviews. The focus on specific case study settings offers a closer look at how the use of technology tools is socially and technologically shaped in each individual case. Students reported that they welcomed and valued such learning experience and had in general positive attitude toward the tools and their use in learning. The results reveal students’ willingness and capability in adopting technology tools, whether familiar or unfamiliar to them, and appropriating these tools to fulfill their individual leaning needs. Implications have been drawn to provide a new aspect of technology adoption in school learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-675
Number of pages13
JournalAsia Pacific Education Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1


  • Higher education
  • Language learning
  • Technology adoption
  • Video, collaborative learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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