Mobile-based collaborative learning in the fitness center: A case study on the development of English listening comprehension with a context-aware application

Gi Zen Liu, Jing Yao Chen, Gwo Jen Hwang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Mobile applications on the go have been adopted in many fields and areas. However, there has been little research regarding the development and use of a context-aware application for users to improve their English listening comprehension through collaboration. This research aimed at helping users improve their listening comprehension with a combination of context-aware tools and video-based materials and attempted to investigate the learning strategies used in groups. Therefore, the researchers designed a Ubiquitous Fitness English Listening Comprehension System (UFELCS) incorporating collaborative listening activities into a fitness center. The researchers conducted mixed methods research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The results indicate that the participants' learning performance was significantly improved. Moreover, the analysis of the interview data showed that the interviewees and their own groups held positive attitudes towards the creative ways of language learning, and their use of listening strategies was also revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-320
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Mobile-based collaborative learning in the fitness center: A case study on the development of English listening comprehension with a context-aware application'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this