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ERIC Number: EJ1100577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2187-0594
Online Independent Vocabulary Learning Experience of Hong Kong University Students
Tang, Eunice; Chung, Edsoulla; Li, Eddy; Yeung, Steven
IAFOR Journal of Education, v4 n1 p13-29 Spr 2016
In response to the limited vocabulary size of its undergraduates, an independent vocabulary learning platform, VLearn was designed and launched in a university in Hong Kong. As an e-learning environment that supports self-directed vocabulary learning of Chinese learners, the primary aim of VLearn is to equip users with appropriate knowledge and skills for vocabulary expansion. This paper introduces the contents of VLearn, and the theoretical underpinnings of its design. It also reports on the vocabulary learning experience of its users during an eight week evaluation study. Suggestions are made on how independent vocabulary building at higher education, as well as comprehensive vocabulary instruction at early years could be supported by means of technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong