Title: Students' perception of Quizlet as a Chinese learning tool: a preliminary study

Authors: Eddie T.C. Lam; Lih-Ching Chen Wang; Xiao Wan Zhao

Addresses: Department of Health and Human Performance, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., JH 143, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214, USA ' Department of Curriculum and Foundations, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., JH 386, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214, USA ' Department of Curriculum and Foundations, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214, USA

Abstract: Since its depute in 2010, the Quizlet has grown to become a popular multi-purpose language learning tool. The purpose of the study was to examine the perception of the Quizlet as a tool to learn Chinese. Participants were seventh grade (n = 15) and eighth grade (n = 17) students enrolled in the Chinese language programs of a middle school. The measuring instrument consisted of 18 items. Item respond was based on a 5-point Likert-type scale. The Cronbach's alpha of the questionnaire was 0.913, indicating its high internal consistency. Results of the one-sample t-tests showed that there were three significant items among each of the seventh and eighth graders. Overall, students are reluctant to use the Quizlet every day or use it at home. The students also do not like the printed Quizlet and paper flashcards. Nevertheless, future studies should include a larger sample and compare the effectiveness of different language learning software.

Keywords: flashcards; instructional technology; student performance; vocabulary learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2018.088342

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2018 Vol.10 No.1/2, pp.128 - 136

Received: 27 Feb 2017
Accepted: 09 May 2017

Published online: 22 Oct 2017 *

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