MP3 Technology for the English Language Learner
Frances Choi, HungKuang University, Taiwan ; Yen-Pei Chiang, Chia-Ling Chiang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study has been proposed to establish a channel for linking the various MP3-based English listening resources on web sites such that students themselves can legally download the contents on a regular basis. Twenty-eight college students, 17 graduates majoring in Science and 11 undergraduate students majoring in English have volunteered to participate in this six-month MP3 pioneer program using quantitative and qualitative paradigms. In addition, there are at least 50 students joined the test as the experimental group for comparison purpose. Results revealed that MP3 is a good tool that can help students to improve their listening ability; students can effectively build their confidence when conversing; and students have more resources to self-assess their English language ability. The intermediate level GEPT exam was adopted to evaluate MP3 learning effectiveness. The score showed that there was a significant difference among those three groups.
Choi, F., Chiang, Y.P. & Chiang, C.L. (2006). MP3 Technology for the English Language Learner. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2517-2522). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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