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ERIC Number: EJ816792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Hypermedia Authoring as a Vehicle for Vocabulary Development in Middle School English as a Second Language Classrooms
O'Hara, Susan; Pritchard, Robert
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n2 p60-65 Nov-Dec 2008
In this study, the authors investigate the impact of authoring hypermedia on English as a second language sixth- and seventh-grade students' academic English vocabulary and underlying-concept development. Analysis of data showed that students participating in hypermedia projects, as opposed to traditional science or social science curriculum, were better able to acquire content-specific concept terms. Interview data revealed that students found projects worthwhile because they allowed students to personalize their learning and accomplishments. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California