Cultivating Listening Skills for Academic English Based on Strategy Object Mashups Approach

Hangyu LI  Hajime KIRA  Shinobu HASEGAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E99-D   No.6   pp.1615-1625
Publication Date: 2016/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2015EDP7404
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Educational Technology
academic listening,  listening strategies,  tactics,  strategy object mashups,  

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This paper aims to support the cultivation of proper cognitive skills for academic English listening. First of all, this paper identified several listening strategies proved to be effective for cultivating listening skills through past research and builds up the respective strategy models, based on which we designed and developed various functional units as strategy objects, and the mashup environment where these function units can be assembled to serve as a personal learning environment. We also attached listening strategies and tactics to each object, in order to make learners aware of the related strategies and tactics applied during learning. Both short-term and mid-term case studies were carried out, and the data collected showed several positive results and some interesting indications.