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Table 1: Students’ Background Information

Count

Count N%

M

SD

Gender

Male

42

29.80%

Female

99

70.20%

Asian

3

2.10%

Black

12

Hispanic

13

International

1

Ethnicity

    • 8.50

      %

    • 9.20

      %

.70%

White

110

No response

2

Beginning

121

Intermediate

20

Age

Level

    • 85.80

      %

    • 14.20

      %

78.00%

1.40%

25

8

In the online interviews students cited use of the following Web 2.0 technologies:

iPod, MP3 player, Podcast, Wiki, Blog, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Google Earth,

Wimba,

Activeworlds

and

Second

Life

in

their

language

learning.

An

interpretive

analysis of interview transcripts revealed five major themes which describe how students‘

used these Web 2.0 tools in their language learning. Each of the five major themes was

labeled by an in vivo code (word or phrase actually used by one or more of the

participants). This was done in order to preserve the student‘s own words in describing

particular experiences using Web 2.0 technologies. These themes are not independent of

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