Sat, September 08, 1:45 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
John Brine (University of Aizu)
This presentation describes the integration of student-produced video into undergraduate computer science thesis projects. Graduating students are required to complete a graduation poster, thesis, and final presentation in English. Project work outside of class with video creates the conditions for learner autonomy and motivation that inspire language learning (Nunan & Richards, 2015). In this work, Japanese students conduct interviews in English with international students to prepare for thesis writing and presentation. Supporting activities include scripting, recording, subtitling, and editing for student-produced video. We will discuss the implementation of instructional scaffolding, video technologies, and formative evaluation from an action research perspective.