Incidental Second Language Vocabulary Learning from Reading Novels: A Comparison of Three Mobile Modes
Tony Fisher, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom ; Mike Sharples, Institute of Education Technology, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom ; Richard Pemberton, School of Education University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom ; Hiroaki Ogata, Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan ; Noriko Uosaki, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan ; Phil Edmonds, Anthony Hull, Patrick Tschorn, Sharp Labs Europe, Oxford, United Kingdom
IJMBL Volume 4, Number 4, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper reports on a study in which incidental English vocabulary learning from three mobile modes (book, e-book and e-book with user modelling and adaptive vocabulary learning support) was investigated. The study employed a crossover design to test for vocabulary gain from reading three simplified English novels among a group of Japanese high school students, learning English as a second language. Small vocabulary gains were noted; however there was no significant difference between the modes in this respect. Participants also gave their reactions to using the three modes. The authors reflect on some possible reasons for the results, and identify some methodological considerations.
Fisher, T., Sharples, M., Pemberton, R., Ogata, H., Uosaki, N., Edmonds, P., Hull, A. & Tschorn, P. (2012). Incidental Second Language Vocabulary Learning from Reading Novels: A Comparison of Three Mobile Modes. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 4(4), 47-61. IGI Global.