Verification of the Perception and Optimal Number of Learners in a Group for Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Ching-Kun Hsu, Ching-Yi Hsu, Yu-Ying He, Chih-Kai Chang, Department of Information and Learning Technology at National University of Tainan, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The study developed the computer-assisted language learning software combined with mobile learning in English reading. In other to evaluate and verify which number of collaborators in a group can have higher benefits in reading comprehension, the experiment is conducted with 85 college juniors, which were heterogeneous grouped. Experimental results indicate that grouped by 2, 3 and 4 students have more comprehension than individual significantly in English reading; however, grouped by 5 students don’t, even though that have higher mean scores than individual reading. Finally, this study analyzes the questionnaire about the system in perceived-of-usefulness, the perceived of ease-of-use, and perceived-of-satisfy; meanwhile, the student learning portfolios of inquiry and annotation quantity are also discussed.
Hsu, C.K., Hsu, C.Y., He, Y.Y. & Chang, C.K. (2009). Verification of the Perception and Optimal Number of Learners in a Group for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1720-1735). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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