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Using ICT to increase motivation?: A literature review on the use of digital writing tools insecondary school.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Information and communication technology (ICT) and digital tools are rapidly developing.

ICT has entered schools and gained mixed reactions during the process. Are ICT and digital

tools going to take over from traditional pedagogical methods? Are digital writing tools more

motivational than a pencil? The aim of this study is to find out what previous research says

about how and if ICT and digital writing tools can increase motivation towards written

production in English teaching in secondary schools. The study has investigated how digital

tools can be applied in English teaching, how digital writing tools affect students' motivation

and what possibilities and problems exist when digital tools are used in secondary schools.

The results in this study shows that digital tools can be used in various ways, i.e. not only

word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. The results also show that digital writing

tools affect students' motivation in a positive manner, for example improving a student's

writing style and engagement with an assignment. There are many possibilities offered by

ICT and digital tools in secondary schools, for instance more updated and available material

but also the possibility to work outside the classroom. The common problems with digital

tools in secondary schools are, according to the results, plagiarism and lack of time for both

teachers and students. Further research could investigate if the new technology is more

motivational than traditional pedagogical methods.

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2017.
Keyword [en]
ICT, digital tools, digital writing, increase motivation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25396OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25396DiVA: diva2:1114959
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26

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