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Utilizing mobile-learning and CAP(E) lesson framework in improving the productive skills of learners in a hybrid environment

Chinaza Solomon Ironsi (Department of English Language Teaching, Near East University, North Cyprus, Turkey)
Hanife Bensen Bostancı (Department of English Language Teaching, Near East University, North Cyprus, Turkey)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 5 July 2022

Issue publication date: 27 February 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Research advocates for the use of good teaching practices and approaches while integrating technology in digitally enhanced learning. This is on the premise that previous studies on mobile learning have neglected this aspect of technology integration resulting in numerous challenges. Moreover, there is evidence in the literature showing a scarcity of studies on the use of mobile learning in teaching productive skills. On the other hand, linguists recommend the use of responsive lesson design frameworks in language teaching, claiming effectiveness in teaching all language skills. However, responsive lesson design frameworks are yet to be implemented in a classroom setting. To bridge these gaps in scientific literature, our study decides to utilize the CAPE framework as a good teaching method for improving the productive skills of students in mobile-based instruction.

Design/methodology/approach

This study utilizes a mixed-methods research design with an experimental approach. Post-tests and interviews were employed to elicit information from the student-participants on the objective of the study.

Findings

Following the analysis of the collected data, notable findings were obtained. While there was evidence to show that the students perceived m-learning as boring and ineffective when incorporated with a traditional lesson framework, our study unveiled that students showed a different perception when incorporated with the CAPE framework.

Practical implications

Our study unveils that integrating responsive lesson frameworks with m-learning improves the speaking and writing skills of students.

Originality/value

This study provides empirical evidence to show the role of good teaching practices like integrating responsive LDFs and mobile learning in improving the productive skills of students. This study is the first to investigate the integration of CAPE and mobile learning in enhancing expressive skills.

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Acknowledgements

Erratum: It has come to the attention of the publisher that the article, Ironsi, C.S. and Bensen Bostancı, H. (2023), “Utilizing mobile-learning and CAP(E) lesson framework in improving the productive skills of learners in a hybrid environment”, Education + Training, Vol. 65 No. 2, pp. 232-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-12-2021-0471 included an error in the authors’ affiliation.

“Department of English Language Teaching, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus” has been amended to “Department of English Language Teaching, Near East University, North Cyprus, Turkey”.

This error was introduced in the editorial process and has now been corrected in the online version. The publisher sincerely apologises for this error and for any inconvenience caused.

Citation

Ironsi, C.S. and Bensen Bostancı, H. (2023), "Utilizing mobile-learning and CAP(E) lesson framework in improving the productive skills of learners in a hybrid environment", Education + Training, Vol. 65 No. 2, pp. 232-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-12-2021-0471

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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