Title: The application and effect of smartphones and an online tutoring system CSIEC for vocabulary drilling through nine semesters
Authors: Jiyou Jia; Zhenzhen Chen; Jinjin Zhang
Addresses: Department of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Beijing, China ' School of Humanities, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China ' School of Humanities, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China
Abstract: In the past 20 years mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) has received a great deal of attention. However, most MALL application studies are on a trial basis which lasted for a short time, and there is a lack of MALL projects which integrate mobile learning into curriculum with a long implementation duration. This study explores the effect of MALL with smartphones and supported by a tutoring system CSIEC in a curriculum-integration project across nine semesters in English as a foreign language context. Results show that mobile learning is effective for learning English as a foreign language when integrated into the curriculum and the overall effect size is large. Implications for MALL applications are discussed.
Keywords: smartphones; language learning; MALL; effectiveness; vocabulary; CSIEC.
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2022 Vol.16 No.3, pp.248 - 265
Received: 16 Dec 2020
Accepted: 03 Mar 2021
Published online: 15 Jul 2022 *