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ERIC Number: EJ1177953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Improving the Effectiveness of English Vocabulary Review by Integrating ARCS with Mobile Game-Based Learning
Wu, Ting-Ting
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v34 n3 p315-323 Jun 2018
Memorizing English vocabulary is often considered uninteresting, and a lack of motivation exists during learning activities. Moreover, most vocabulary practice systems automatically select words from articles and do not provide integrated model methods for students. Therefore, this study constructed a mobile game-based English vocabulary practice system, which imitates the popular block elimination game and combines test items of article, difficulty, and teacher model in accordance with curriculum objectives and demands. The participants were first-year students and classified into traditional group (Group "T") and game-based group (Group "G"), and learning effectiveness and motivation were analysed in this study. According to statistical analysis results, students who used the game-based vocabulary practice system, which could captivate their attention and interest, had higher learning effectiveness and provided positive feedback of learning motivation. Furthermore, English teachers could select teaching materials that are consistent with the features, knowledge, and cultural background of learners to improve the relevance dimension of learning motivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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