Project Details

A Self-regulated and Personalised Vocabulary Learning Approach Mediated by Mobile Technologies for Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese University Students

This research will construct and pilot a tailor-made self-training platform (with a mobile compatible version) via Schoology (a Learning Management System) to facilitate two group’s self-training. The online platform for the experimental group contains information and resources for implementing the SRP approach in four perspectives: (1) self-regulation, (2) vocabulary pedagogy, (3) personalised learning and (4) resources for academic vocabulary. First, Zimmerman’s (2011) three-stage of self-regulated learning will be shown to students with concrete examples for language learning where students are guided to develop their self-regulated learning plan in a step-by-step manner. Second, Ma’s (2014) four essential stages for effective vocabulary learning will be expounded to students with concrete examples and exercises. Third, ways to enhance personalised learning together with successful personalised learning stories collected from the PI’s previous work (Ma, 2014; Ma, 2017) will be used to encourage students to personalise and diversify their vocabulary learning. Finally, participants will be advised to devise a one-semester vocabulary learning plan to prepare for taking the IELTS in future. Their focus should be on academic vocabulary that prepares them for their targeted tests. For this reason, several officially recommended vocabulary lists for taking the IELTS test will be uploaded to the online platform for participants to check their self-selected academic vocabulary items. As for the control group, the online platform will contain information and resources from two perspectives: (1) self-regulation and (2) resources for academic vocabulary, which would be identical to those for the experimental group. A briefing session (lasting around 1 hour) will be held for the participants for each group to introduce them to the intervention details and the self-training online platform.

Commencement Date : 2017/9
Completion Date : 2018/9
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr MA, Qing 馬清 [LML]
Keyword(s) : MALL   vocabulary learning   self-regulation   personalised learning  

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