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ERIC Number: EJ1168019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
The Use of Interactive Whiteboard in English Vocabulary Acquisition and Learning Effect on Students with Different Proficiency Level
Ting, Yu-Liang; Tai, Yaming; Lin, Hsin-Yi
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v11 n2 Article 4 p41-56 2015
The integration of technology into English teaching is a trend in primary education. The purpose of this study is to explore how the interactive whiteboard (IWB) can be used in the teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language. Through a wide range of interactive hands-on activities, the IWB's features are illustrated for the design of English vocabulary learning. The students' pretest and posttest vocabulary knowledge as well as data gathered from their feedback questionnaires were analyzed quantitatively. In addition, high and low achievers were interviewed for identifying the factors which influenced their preference of IWB activities. The results indicated that participants responded positively toward IWB enhanced vocabulary instruction. Students' vocabulary knowledge has achieved significant improvement in associating word sounds to word forms as well as matching word forms to word meanings. The quantitative results show that the preferred IWB activities were strongly influenced by students' language proficiency. Related suggestions are made in how to integrate IWB into vocabulary teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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