Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2014/08
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Online Vocabulary Recycling: An Institutional Trial
Contribution Type Multiple author(s)
Journal JALT 2013 Conference Proceedings
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher JALT
Volume, Issue, Page pp.647-658
Total page number 11
Responsible for We were a team of 4 researchers who studied the efficacy of an online learning program. When it came to writing the paper, I was responsible for researching and writing the Methodology section.
Author and coauthor Hirschel, R.*, Wright, E., Humphreys, G., and Meilleur, R.
Details In this study we examined an institution-wide trial of a commercially available online vocabulary recycling program. Participants were given a 30-item pretest before repeated instruction using the program. The same test instrument was administered again at the end of the semester as a posttest and a final time following the summer holidays as a delayed posttest. The tests revealed the extent of gains during use of the program as well as attrition occurring over the summer holidays. Participants completing at least 50 sessions of improved their test scores by about 30%. Equally important, participants found the program to be beneficial, helpful in developing vocabulary skills, and an important part of the course..