Keeping Up with Digital Trends: Reflecting Students’ Experiences using MP3 Experi-ment in Non-formal Listening Activity
Azza Jauhar Ahmad Tajuddin1, Raihana Romly2, Hafizah Ab Hamid3, Wan Nurhafeza Wan Salam4, Husna Nurul Izzah Binti Jamaludin@Noordin5

1Azza Jauhar Ahmad Tajuddin, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu.

2Raihana Romly, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu.

3Hafizah Ab Hamid, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu.

4Wan Nurhafeza Wan Salam, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu.

5Husna Nurul Izzah Binti Jamaludin@Noordin, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu.

Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 June 2019 | PP: 86-90 | Volume-8 Issue-7S2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10140587S219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: The research focuses on non-formal learning activity that involved the application of mobile technologies to facilitate active participation among low proficiency English as Second Language (ESL) students in Malaysian higher education. The results discussed on the reflection of students’ experiences that resulted from the application of MP3 experiment. The respond-ents consist of 512 Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 1 and 2 students. This MP3 experiment is conducted within an experiential approach and questionnaires and self-reports were used as instruments for data collection to explore students’ experiences undergoing non-formal learning process in more detail. As the results shown in this study, challenging activities as well as new interactive methods and strategies can enhance students’ interests in language learning process and mobile technologies can be a tool that links non-formal to formal learning

Keywords: Non-Formal Learning; Mobile Technologies; ESL University Students; MP3 Experiment.
Scope of the Article: Mobile Applications and Services for IoT