Easy to use. Very accessible. Helped a lot in Spanish to be able to hear the language any
time I needed to.‖ (P16) Participants said over and over again in different ways that ―It is
communication were easy, enhanced, pleasurable, convenient and a way to network.
Every theme was somehow influenced by the code of communication.
Easy to Access
Participants found Web 2.0 technologies as easy to use and easy to access.
Participant 6 said ―…it is much easier to understand since you can hear and see at the
same time.‖ When a student can access the audio of a language and view the language
participant felt the same way about the accessibility of the information through Web 2.0
documentaries about what we were learning at the time.‖ (P4) The reinforcement of the
content in multiple ways is one use which participants found helpful in their learning.
Yet, another participant reiterated this idea of reinforcement and accessibility. ―It gave
the opportunity to hear the spoken language more as well as podcasts that were
previously placed on the iPod.‖ (P7) In summary in a participant‘s own words:
easier access to homework and lectures from wherever you may be.‖ (P16)
Not all participants felt the ease of use of these technology tools. One participant
commented on the possibility of a lack of understanding on how to use the Web 2.0 tools.
Some students would have to take a class just to learn how to use the stuff. We are fine