Constructing the face-to-face collaborative game-based interacted environment for portable devices in english vocabulary acquisition

Hui Chun Hung, Shelley Shwu Ching Young, Chiu Pin Lin

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Abstract

This study is aimed to develop a face-to-face collaborative English vocabulary acquisition game system on portable devices, called Wireless Crossword Fan-Tan Game (WiCFG). One class of 32 primary school students in Taiwan participated in this study. Students' learning outcome, motivation, and attitude were collected and analyzed. In their small group interaction, we analyzed and generalized three interaction modes: "Face-to-face interaction", "Device-media interaction" and "Human-device interaction". Significantly, a "face-to-face portable-device-mediated interaction module" was proposed. The preliminary research findings indicate that adopting the WiCFG could improve the learning outcome of lower-achievement learners. Using the WiCFG had positive enhancements of learning motivation and engagement. In the group observation, using the WiCFG improved learners more interdependent in group collaborative learning and was generally well-received by the English teacher and the students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices, CSCL 2009 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages370-374
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1615841377, 9781615841370
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2009, CSCL 2009 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 8 Jun 200913 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameComputer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices, CSCL 2009 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2009, CSCL 2009
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period8/06/0913/06/09

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