A Smartphone-Assisted English Reading Instructional Model for English Major Students in the Northeast of Thailand

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Title A Smartphone-assisted English Reading Instructional Model for English Major Students in the Northeast of Thailand Abstract Reading is considered as the most important skill for English learners (Komiyama, 2009) because it is one of the imperative skills which play an important role for educational and professional achievement. However, it is demonstrated that the proficiency level of English reading amongst Thai students are unsatisfactory and needed to be improved (Laoarun, 2013; Ponmanee and Sinsuwan, 2001; Wongsothorn, 2003, and Chawwang, 2008). Today, Smartphone is becoming an appropriate tool to be used in educational contexts. Because of its powerful features and services, learners can access to content anyplace, anytime. It also offers the greatest potential for integration of technological hardware into language learning (Barrs, 2011). Nevertheless, to create an effective instruction, an Instructional Systems Design (ISD) process must be applied as guidance for developing instruction step-by-step. For this reason, this study aims at developing a Smartphone-assisted English Reading Instructional Model (SAER Instructional Model) for English major students. To construct the SAER Instructional model, the five effective and practicable instructional design models were analyzed and synthesized precisely. Consequently, the Model was evaluated by the three experts in instructional systems design and English language teaching field. The results of the experts� evaluation toward the SAER Instructional Model revealed that the Model is appropriate in English reading instruction for English major students in the Northeast of Thailand. . Keywords Instructional design, instructional model, teaching reading, mobile learning



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Suksan Suppasetseree, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Poonsuk Jantasin, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

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Conference: IICE2015
Stream: Technology enhanced and distance learning

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