Using movies and the comment-to-script system (C2S) in foreign language learning

Rihoko Inoue, Shin Ichi Hisamatsu, Takahiro Kunieda

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Abstract

Entertainment movies have not been very commonly used as materials for foreign language learning. There are primarily two reasons: lack of learners' knowledge on what they should study or how they should learn with the movie on their own and difficulties of keeping learners' motivation. Computer supported collaborative learning provides an effective solution. This paper proposes a system called Comment-to-Script System (C2S) that helps learners communicate with others in discussion forum that synchronizes with the movie. The movie scene corresponding to the discussion can be seen at the same time and learners read or make comments to the discussion. By applying the system, we show that the system supports on-line asynchronous collaborative discussion among the learners well and gives Gutwin's "workspace awareness" to the learners constantly during the experimental learning. According to our preliminary analysis, however, the communication among the learners was less active in C2S compared to the learning using a bulletin board, and the number of characters used in discussion was much less in C2S than that of the bulletin board.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages60-64
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9806560795, 9789806560796
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 202006 Jul 23

Publication series

NameEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period06/7/2006/7/23

Keywords

  • Annotation
  • Bulletin board
  • Collaborative learning
  • Entertainment movies
  • Foreign language learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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    Inoue, R., Hisamatsu, S. I., & Kunieda, T. (2006). Using movies and the comment-to-script system (C2S) in foreign language learning. In EISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings (pp. 60-64). (EISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings; Vol. 1). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.