A proposed flipped classroom method: Using online collaboration to enhance students' out-of-class oral academic English learning

Ian D. Fischer, Jie Chi Yang, Chih Hung Lai

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Abstract

Recently, the flipped classroom approach (FCA) is slowly reshaping the academic English language learning (ELL) classroom in Asia. Much emphasis and research has been focussed on the "in-class" synchronous/collaborative learning aspect of the FCA, thus yielding positive results. However, the "out-of-class" asynchronous learning aspect of the FCA has received less attention and some problems occur, such as minimal to no peer collaboration or student accountability while watching the prescribed out-of-class video lessons. Therefore, to address these issues, this study examines the impact of creating a more synchronous/collaborative online component to the out-of-class aspect the FCA. Using the latest online technology innovations, a newly proposed flipped class (PFC) was created and then compared to a regular flipped class (RFC), and a traditional class (TC) over twelve weeks. Fifty-four undergraduate business students from a private university in Northern Taiwan participated in the study. Mock IELTS oral pre/post-tests were given to all participants in each ELL class to measure which teaching approach is more effective. The results show the PFC significantly improved overall on average, out-preforming both RFC and TC, and surprisingly, the TC significantly preformed better than the RFC; thus supports creating a more collaborative ELL environment during the out-of-class course content instruction component of a FCA, which enhances overall oral ELL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Work-in-Progress Poster Proceedings
EditorsMa. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Sagaya Amalathas, Andrei D. Coronel, Jie Chi Yang, Yanjie Song, Jihong Ding, Maiga Chang, Lung-Hsiang Wong
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages31-33
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789869401272
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2018
Event26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018 - Metro Manila, Philippines
Duration: 26 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Work-in-Progress Poster Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018
Country/TerritoryPhilippines
CityMetro Manila
Period26/11/1830/11/18

Keywords

  • Academic english learning
  • Flipped classroom
  • Online collaboration

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