Teachers’ Feedback on the Development of Virtual Speaking Buddy (VirSbud) Application

Radzuwan, Ab Rashid and Saiful Bahri, Mohamed and Syadiah Nor, Wan Shamsuddin and Mohd Fazry, A.Rahman (2017) Teachers’ Feedback on the Development of Virtual Speaking Buddy (VirSbud) Application. In: International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, 27-29 December 2017, Budapest.

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This study aims at identifying the ideal characteristics of a virtual speaking buddy (VirSbud), as perceived by the teachers, so that the current VirSbud application can be further developed to meet the users’ expectation. Employing a qualitative approach, an in-depth group interviews was conducted with five English language teachers teaching in Standard Three (nine-year-old pupils). Prior to the interview, the teachers used the application as a teaching aid for eight weeks. The interview reveals the ideal characteristics of an application for virtual speaking buddy. The teachers expected a more sophisticated application which enables online participation, two different interfaces accessible by learners and teachers, looping in the prompts given to the learners, and the use of voice recognition which enables automatic response to the learners. The findings point towards the need of semi-formal learning, instead of formal and informal learning, in developing learners’ speaking skills with the teachers being virtually present at a distance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 03:02
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2020 03:02
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1064

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