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ERIC Number: EJ1070085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Using Mixed-Modality Learning Strategies via e-Learning for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
Yang, Fang-Chuan Ou; Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian
Educational Technology & Society, v18 n3 p309-322 2015
This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the study compared four vocabulary-learning techniques, MyEVA in preference mode, MyEVA in basic mode, an Internet dictionary, and a traditional paper-based dictionary. The findings indicate that the mixed-modality with preference-mode setting stimulated the greatest vocabulary acquisition and the best retention for L2 students. The more proficient students in the study selected a preferred strategy that they employed consistently. Less proficient students did not select a preferred strategy and improved less than their more proficient fellow students. Researchers also provided recommendations for language teachers, curriculum designers, and in particular, the developers of English e-learning systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication
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