Participants found their use of these technologies as pleasurable activities that
entertained them. Learning no longer was dull and boring to them. Participant 23
announced that Web 2.0 technology is: ―… entertaining, interesting, attention grabbing,
and most importantly a great contact source.‖ (P23) When learning is entertaining it is
also motivating to learn. ―It (Web 2.0) makes me want to take part in the activity.‖ (P18)
was how a participant felt about their use of Web 2.0 tools in language learning.
Another participant said: ―Seeing and hearing are better than just reading, it gives
the subject more life.‖ (P3) For many participants like this one the content came to life
by using these tools. Another participant agreed that it entertained but also was a helpful
resources to them. ―I found many interesting resources that help me.‖ (P9).
There is always another side of the argument and this brings validity and
generalizability to the findings. One participant complained that, ―I don‘t see the point in
forcing students to use technology that not everyone has or intends to ever use outside of
class.‖ (P2) This can be true for some students but the majority of students today will use
these and many more advanced technology tools.
Theme 5. “Easy to Use.”: Ease.
Easy to Use
Most participants felt that the Web 2.0 technologies were easy to use. One
participant summarized his/her use of Web 2.0 technologies as follows: ―Enhanced it.