Digitally enhanced teaching does not imply neglecting appropriate teaching strategies and approaches. There are assertions that negative learning outcomes obtained in blended learning could be a result of neglecting the use of an appropriate lesson planning framework, teaching strategies and approaches. Already, there are calls for the use of more responsive lesson planning frameworks against the traditional frameworks. While there are suppositions that responsive frameworks produce significant improvement in the language skills of learners, there is less empirical evidence to show this. To bridge these gaps in scientific literature, this study decides to investigate the effectiveness of integrating technology with different lesson design frameworks. The study utilized a mixed-method design with an experimental approach. The findings of the study show that although the blend of technology and CAPE framework was effective in improving some language skills, the reading skills of the participants remained unchanged. Notably, the study provides useful empirical evidence showing the usefulness of incorporating technology and effective teaching frameworks in producing positive learning outcomes in a digitally enhanced learning environment.
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The author sincerely wish to appreciates the Board of Directors of Rauf Denktas University for their assistance throughout the duration of this research. The author sends his warm regards to the Rector of Rauf Denktas University Prof Hassan Bicak for providing classrooms and educational technologies for this project. Also, my sincere appreciation goes to the entire team of the Foreign Language English Preparatory School of Rauf Denktas University and not forgetting Prof Mustafa Ilkan and Prof Danju Dambala for their continued scholarly support. Thank you all.
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Ironsi, C.S. Integrating technology and CAPE framework towards improving the language skills of learners. Education Tech Research Dev (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-022-10179-9
- CAPE framework
- Lesson planning framework
- English as a foreign language