Teaching languages online: Professional vision in the making

dc.contributor.author Meskill, Carla
dc.contributor.author Anthony, Natasha
dc.contributor.author Sadykova, Gulnara
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-09T17:54:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-09T17:54:25Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-15
dc.description.abstract This experimental study examined the design and effectiveness of embodied interactions for learning. The researchers designed a digital learning environment integrating body joint mapping sensors to teach novice learners Chinese characters, and examined whether the embodied interaction would lead to greater knowledge acquisition in language learning compared to the conventional mouse-based interaction. Fifty-three adult learners were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The study adopted a pretest, an immediate posttest, and a delayed posttest on knowledge acquisition. Although higher scores were found for the embodied interaction group in both posttests, only the delayed posttest showed a statistically significant group difference. The findings suggested that active embodied actions lead to better knowledge retention compared with the passive visual embodiment. The body-moving process works as an alternative and complementary encoding strategy for character understanding and memorization by associating the semantic meaning of a character with the construction of a body posture.
dc.identifier.citation Meskill, C., Anthony, N. & Sadykova, G. (20YY). Teaching languages online: Professional vision in the making. Language Learning & Technology, 24(3), 160–175. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/44745
dc.identifier.issn 1094-3501
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/44745
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.publisher (co-sponsored by Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, University of Texas at Austin)
dc.subject Online Language Teaching
dc.subject Online Language Education
dc.subject Online Language Learning
dc.subject Professional Vision
dc.title Teaching languages online: Professional vision in the making
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.endingpage 175
prism.number 3
prism.publicationname Language Learning & Technology
prism.startingpage 160
prism.volume 24
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