Investigating the use of mobile-based vocabulary notebooks on students’ vocabulary achievement in english language learning

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2015
Zengin Ünal, Özlem
With the increased development of technology, English language learning and teaching have been affected profoundly. The high demand on the use of mobile devices like smart phones, Ipads, etc in daily life has given a rise to mobile learning in foreign language learning. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in vocabulary achievement level of students in keeping mobile-based and paper-based vocabulary notebooks in English language learning. The study was designed according to pre-post control group quasi-experimental design. There were 20 students in each group whose English level was B2 at Bilkent University School of English Language. Data were collected through a vocabulary achievement test which was used as both pre and post tests. To collect in-depth information related to using mobile-based vocabulary notebooks, semi-structured interviews were also conducted with some students in the experimental group at the end of the study. The results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics techniques. The quantitative data were analyzed through Mixed- ANOVA and independent samples Mann-Whitney U test and the qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis. The results of quantitative data indicated that mobile-based vocabulary notebooks have positive effects on students’ vocabulary achievement and the qualitative data analysis supported this finding as well. The students were very positive about the use of mobile-based vocabulary notebooks.
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Ö. Zengin Ünal, “Investigating the use of mobile-based vocabulary notebooks on students’ vocabulary achievement in english language learning,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.