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dc.contributorEnglish Language Centreen_US
dc.creatorKohnke, Len_US
dc.creatorTing , Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-05T04:56:56Z-
dc.date.available2021-05-05T04:56:56Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/89709-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Bao Long Accounting And Secretarial Limiteden_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectMobile-assisted language learningen_US
dc.subjectAcademic vocabularyen_US
dc.subjectVocabularyen_US
dc.subjectApplicationsen_US
dc.subjectDiscipline-specificen_US
dc.subjectEAPen_US
dc.subjectESLen_US
dc.subjectBooks vs Brains@PolyUen_US
dc.titleESL students’ perceptions of mobile applications for discipline-specific vocabulary acquisition for academic purposesen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage102en_US
dc.identifier.epage117en_US
dc.identifier.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.34105/j.kmel.2021.13.006en_US
dcterms.abstractUndergraduates are often advised to expand their discipline-specific vocabulary in order to cope with the rigor of reading and writing academic texts. For the students studying in English-medium settings, it is in their interest to acquire vocabulary in their disciplines as this is vital to academic success. While students recognize the importance of discipline-specific vocabulary acquisition, they are typically unable to do so due to their heavy work on learning and assessment tasks. With the advent of mobile technology, one way to address this problem is to create vocabulary apps. To meet this need, this paper presents a gamified, discipline-specific vocabulary learning app Books vs Brains@PolyU. It was developed to help busy undergraduates to build a repertoire of the vocabulary across seven disciplines. We explored students’ perceptions and evaluation of this tool via interviews with sixteen student participants of the project. The results show that students found the tool useful and motivating, indicating the effectiveness of the app in helping busy undergraduates to build and expand their knowledge of discipline-specific vocabulary.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKnowledge management and e-learning, Mar 2021, v. 13, no. 1, 102-117en_US
dcterms.isPartOfKnowledge management and e-learningen_US
dcterms.issued2021-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85106945329-
dc.identifier.eissn2073-7904en_US
dc.description.validate202105 bcwhen_US
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dc.identifier.FolderNumbera0878-n01-
dc.description.fundingSourceSelf-fundeden_US
dc.description.pubStatusPublisheden_US
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