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Yang, Jie Chi; Quadir, Benazir – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The great value of applying digital games in language learning has been highlighted. However, there has been a lack of attention paid to the effects of prior knowledge in a contextual game-based language learning environment. To this end, this study developed an MMORPG-based educational game to facilitate English learning, aiming at investigating…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Anxiety, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
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Huang, Yun-Yin; Liu, Chen-Chung; Wang, Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Hung-Ming – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
English proficiency difference among students is a challenging pedagogical issue in EFL classrooms worldwide. Collaborative digital storytelling has been adopted in language learning settings to increase motivation and engagement, especially for young learners. However, it remains unknown whether students of different proficiency levels can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 3
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Young, Shelley Shwu-Ching; Wang, Yi-Hsuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The aim of this study is to make a new attempt to explore the potential of integrating game strategies with automatic speech recognition technologies to provide learners with individual opportunities for English pronunciation learning. The study developed the Game Embedded CALL (GeCALL) system with two activities for on-line speaking practice. For…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Educational Technology