Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9267
Title: The role of electronic pocket dictionaries as an English learning tool among Chinese students
Authors: Jian, HL
Sandnes, FE
Law, KMY
Huang, YP
Huang, YM
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Journal of computer assisted learning, 2009, v. 25, no. 6, p. 503-514
Abstract: This study addressed the role of electronic pocket dictionaries as a language learning tool among university students in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The target groups included engineering and humanities students at both undergraduate and graduate level. Speed of reference was found to be the main motivator for using an electronic pocket dictionary. Next, the functionality used was found to be connected to the language proficiency of the learner. Finally, multimedia content was ranked least important. The results of this study have implications for the design of electronic dictionaries and for the teaching of second languages with electronic dictionaries. In particular, device developers should focus on improving the accessing speed and pay less attention to multimedia functionality. Educators should ensure that the device functionality matches the language proficiency level of the students.
Keywords: Electronic dictionary
Human-computer interface
Mobile learning
Second language learning
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Journal: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 
ISSN: 0266-4909
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2009.00325.x
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

25
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 29, 2020

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

16
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Sep 26, 2020

Page view(s)

181
Last Week
3
Last month
Citations as of Sep 22, 2020

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.