Exploring Quantity and Diversity of Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE): A Review of Selected Paper

  title={Exploring Quantity and Diversity of Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE): A Review of Selected Paper},
  author={Nofita Nofita and Ratih Saltri Yudar and Mutia Sari Nursafira},
  journal={Utamax : Journal of Ultimate Research and Trends in Education},
This article reviews research on informal digital English (IDLE) learning that has increased in the field of English language teaching to other language speakers and computer-assisted language learning written by Ju Seong Lee (2019), entitled Quantity and Diversity of informal digital learning of English published by Language Learning & Technology. This present paper uses descriptive qualitative analysis in an attempt to understand how the quantity and diversity of IDLE can make a unique… Expand

Topics from this paper

Writing News Item in English Language Teaching Context: Line Apps Platform for Senior High School Students
Learning English nowadays is a process of giving learners not just skills its also an innovative learning technique, and creative ways are needed as well. The Information Communication TechnologyExpand
TED Talks in EFL Context: An Alternative Way for Teaching and Improving Student’s Speaking Skills
The technological advancement has made the media rapidly grow, particularly as a learning media. Teachers and educators today are required to be creative, innovative and updated in finding and usingExpand
Cyberbullying among EFL Students' Blogging Activities: Motives and Proposed Solutions.
Cyberbullying during English teaching involving Information Communication Technology (ICT) is an exciting topic to study. Seeing how new language learners share their thoughts and feelings throughExpand


Informal digital learning of English and second language vocabulary outcomes: Can quantity conquer quality?
  • Ju Seong Lee
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Br. J. Educ. Technol.
  • 2019
The results lead to the conclusion that the frequent practice of IDLE activities may not automatically guarantee successful L2 vocabulary gains, and engagement with varied types of IDL activities that combines both form‐ and meaning‐focused language learning is essential for achieving L1 vocabulary acquisition. Expand
Language-related computer use: Focus on young L2 English learners in Sweden*
Findings from a study investigating young English language learners in Sweden in 4th grade showed that YELLs are extensively involved in extramural English (EE) activities, and code-switching to one's L1 was more commonly reported by non- and moderate gamers than frequent gamers. Expand
Understanding the Quality of Out‐of‐Class English Learning
Out-of-class learning constitutes an important context for human development, and active engagement in out-of-class activities is associated with successful language development. However, not allExpand
Gaming as an English language learning resource among young children in Denmark
This paper presents a study of Danish young English language learners’ (YELLs’) contact with and use of Extramural English (EE) (N = 107, aged 8 (n = 49) and 10 (n = 58)). They have received littleExpand
Learn a language for free: Recreational learning among adults
The findings showed an increased preference for structured non-formal learning resources, and a decline in do-it-yourself learning objects as learners moved from one life stage to another during the five-year period, and it is argued for further research on language learning which occurs entirely beyond the classroom. Expand
How effective are mobile devices for language learning? A meta-analysis
The present meta-analysis of 44 peer-reviewed journal articles and doctoral dissertations revealed that mobile-device-assisted language instruction has produced a meaningful improvement with an overall mean effect size of 0.55. Expand
The Changing Face of Language Learning: Learning Beyond the Classroom
There are two important dimensions to successful second language learning: what goes on inside the classroom and what goes on outside of the classroom. While language teaching has always been seen asExpand
Gaming as extramural English L2 learning and L2 proficiency among young learners*
There is empirical evidence that L2 English proficiency correlates with the frequency of gaming and types of games played, and the findings suggest that playing digital games at an early age can be important for L2 acquisition. Expand
Language Learning and Teaching Beyond the Classroom: An Introduction to the Field
In a review of research on the effectiveness of formal foreign language instruction, Ellis (2008: 855) observes that acquisition probably proceeds most rapidly through a combination of form-focusedExpand
The effects of integrating mobile devices with teaching and learning on students' learning performance: A meta-analysis and research synthesis
There was a moderate mean effect size of 0.523 for the application of mobile devices to education and the advantages and disadvantages of mobile learning in different levels of moderator variables were synthesized based on content analyses of individual studies. Expand