ラシェル メイヤー   Rachelle MEILLEUR
  ラシェル・メイヤー
   所属   京都外国語大学  外国語学部 英米語学科
   職種   講師
発表年月日 2014/03/29
発表テーマ Online Vocabulary Learning: Perspectives from an Institutional Trial
会議名 6th International Symposium on Digital Technologies in Foreign Language Learning
主催者 Ritsumeikan University
発表形式 口頭(一般)
単独共同区分 単独
開催地名 Kyoto, Japan
概要 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 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. The authors discuss challenges in implementing a new program along with interventions to help learners.