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Investigating Demographic Variables Of Learners Learning Performance Toward Ubiquitously Podcasting In Project Based English Learning

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Conference

2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Computers in Education Poster Session

Tagged Division

Computers in Education

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

15.811.1 - 15.811.13

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https://peer.asee.org/15974

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Hui-Ying Wu Ching Yun University

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HsinPiao Hsu Kainan University

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Investigating Demographic Variables of Learners Learning Performance toward Ubiquitously Podcasting in Project-Based English Learning

Abstract

Project-Based English Learning (PBEL) in teaching has resulted in numerous positive outcomes, including students’ improved language abilities and increased content knowledge (Stoller, 2006) 17. This e-commerce English course has a specific purpose, which is to offer learners more convenient instruction through ubiquitously podcasting instructions. The purpose of this study is to investigate if students using podcasting instruction perform differently on knowledge tests than students who receive traditional instruction. Additionally, demographic variables relating to performance on e-commerce knowledge tests when using podcasting instruction will be examined. A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent control group pre-test/ post-test design was used in this study. The data indicated that podcast learning can indeed improve the learner’s performance. The results also showed that gender was not found to significantly impact learners’ performance; however, socio-economic status and daily Internet usage were found to have a significant impact. In the future, if teaching can integrate podcasting adequately, podcasting can aid students in more effective learning.

Keywords: Podcasting Ubiquitously Learning, E-Commerce English Module, Project-Based English Learning (PBEL), Demographic Variables, Learning Performance

Wu, H., & Hsu, H. (2010, June), Investigating Demographic Variables Of Learners Learning Performance Toward Ubiquitously Podcasting In Project Based English Learning Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/15974

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