End of slideshows: Animoto in English language education

İRGİN P., turgut y.

Proceedings of the 10th METU ELT Convention, vol.1, pp.1-9, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Keeping youth engaged in learning is almost an overwhelming challenge. However there are many different Web 2.0 applications offering different services, which especially encourage youth individual learning and improve the collaboration and communication. Animoto, one of the web-based tools in the entire world of Web 2.0 and designed with a constructivist approach, can bring youth together with its innovative way. As constructivist theory focuses on making connections and making meaning in the learning process, it enables students, teachers and all researchers to take advantages of the web-based developments. Students can each have their own accounts to make full-length videos while in class and at home, they can also download their videos. This makes both in-class and homework assignments easier to do whenever an internet connection is available. Language learners can create unlimited videos for themselves and also share them with their friends, which is the most significant feature of Animoto.