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Exploring the Hype(r) of Languages Learning and Teaching | About this Research Study : Research Tools

About this Research Study

Research Tools


Research Tools: The iPhone

You can read more about my use of different technology tools for this research project in the Reports section (to come) and in the Research Blog.

The iPhone, in particular, was used to great effect during the fieldwork and analysis components of this research project. I often took photos, wrote notes, and uploaded/downloaded materials whilst observing classes. Having 3G access at all research sites meant that I was not reliant on the school's own network, and could act independently.

A team of students at Murdoch University during 2008 also developed the iPhone App, "Jot it Down," to assist with project management during my ethnographic fieldwork. Another team have this year begun working on integrating Jot It Down with Omeka so that data can be directly uploaded to the database. Development of this iPhone app will form part of the research outputs for this study.