Title: SMS enhanced vocabulary learning for mobile audiences

Authors: Yanjie Song

Addresses: Division of Information Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Room 109, HOC Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PR China

Abstract: The paper reports on a small pilot study to explore the role of Short Message Service (SMS) in English as Second Language (ESL) vocabulary learning for mobile audiences. In this study, SMS was integrated into web-based vocabulary learning. Ten participants were involved in this study. An online test system was set-up for recorded assessment data collection, and an open-ended questionnaire interview was conducted via e-mail to collect qualitative data. The research findings show significant improvements in the learner performance and in their attitudes towards using SMS in their vocabulary learning.

Keywords: mobile devices; mobile technology applications; Short Message Service; SMS; vocabulary learning; web-based learning; mobile learning; m-learning; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; English as a second language; ESL.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2008.018719

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.81 - 98

Published online: 15 Jun 2008 *

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