Along with the posttest, students will also be given an online asynchronous
interview where they will share their experiences and perceptions about the use of Web
2.0 technology in language learning. These interviews will be closely analyzed through
hand coding. In vivo codes and themes will be built from student responses. Students
will also be asked to complete an online classroom community survey to measure the
level of classroom community in their online language class.
During this experience, students will reflect on their use of Web 2.0 technologies,
their achievement in the language and the level of classroom community. The study will
measure student achievement before and after using Web 2.0 technologies.
Research Questions and Instrumentation
The purpose of this triangulation mixed methods study is to investigate student
use and determine the impact of Web 2.0 technology of Spanish college students at a
Midwestern community college. By using both qualitative and quantitative data this will
help the researcher to better understand the use and effect of Web 2.0 technologies
Mixed Methods Questions.
1. How do Web 2.0 technologies affect language achievement of community college
2. To what extent do the quantitative and qualitative data converge? How and why?