Creative use of Twitter for Dynamic Assessment in Language Learning classroom at the university

Annamaria Cacchione

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This contribution describes an experimentation involving two classes of basic Italian as L2 during the A. Y. 2014-15 I term at the University Complutense of Madrid. Within a general MALL and BYOD approach, Twitter was adopted as in-classroom tool for language learning Dynamic and Authentic Assessment, aiming at boosting the learning success and overall language proficiency. Students’ satisfaction, engagement factors and levels have been measured via a post-intervention questionnaire, showing general positive outcomes. Final formal summative assessment also showed very positive general results and opened the way for further investigations.


keywords: Mobile Language Learning, MALL, Higher Education, Twitter, BYOD, Dynamic Assessment, Authentic Assessment, Neuroscience of Learning, Creativity. 


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