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Technology in Japanese studies


  • Kim Sundnér

Summary, in English

This thesis investigates the use of technology in Japanese studies. Through literature on second language acquisition, individual differences, technology and mobile learning, and student autonomy the thesis looks at what other researches have presented previously. Then, a survey investigating the phenomenon of technology in Japanese studies is presented. The goal of the thesis is to shed light on students use of technology. Following the survey, an interview to investigate the underlying factors behind the phenomenon is presented. These three parts together aim toward understanding the use of technology in Japanese studies. The research presents the problems with technology, as well as potential benefits from technology in Japanese studies.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Languages and Literatures


  • Japanese
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Technology
  • Media
  • Individual Differences
  • Mobile


  • Shinichiro Ishihara (Reader)