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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

easier

to

communicate

with

people.‖

(P18)

These

technological

methods

of

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

and

culture

at

the

same

time

this

resembles

an

immersion

like

setting.

Another

participant felt the same way about the accessibility of the information through Web 2.0

technology

tools.

  • They

(Web

2.0)

enhanced

it

because

it

was

easier

to

watch

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:

  • It gives

easier access to homework and lectures from wherever you may be.‖ (P16)

Negative Case

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

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