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

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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Computers in Education Poster Session

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Computers in Education

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15.811.1 - 15.811.13



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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


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. 10.18260/1-2--15974

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