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ID : 339
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Title : Exploring the use of Nearpod as an interactive tool facilitating active learning for vocabulary acquisition.
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Traditional teacher-centered methods have often failed to provide sufficient opportunities for students to meaningfully engage with vocabulary learning and production.  Taking cognizance of this shortcoming, this study examined the effects of using active learning strategies via Nearpod as a means to boost vocabulary learning among ESL learners in an international school in Malaysia. 23 students (Year 6A) from an intact group participated in the study. The main data elicitation instruments used were the pre- and post-tests and focus group interviews (FGI). Students learned and acquired targeted vocabulary through the use of the technological tool, which facilitated active learning strategies and activities over a period of 3 weeks. FGIs were used to probe students’ learning experiences. Findings revealed a significant increase in vocabulary acquisition and retention of the targeted words. Participants also gave favourable feedback towards the use of Nearpod, indicating the effectiveness of the technological tool to increase student engagement. These results demonstrate the impact of active learning strategies through the use of technological tools in improving vocabulary acquisition.

Keywords : Active learning, vocabulary, acquisition, retention, student engagement, technology in classrooms.
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Main presenter : Mr. Allen Chee
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Affiliation : School of Education, University of Nottingham Malaysia (Semenyih, Malaysia)
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Biography : Allen is a pre-service teacher pursuing his degree in B(A) in Education (TESOL) at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. His interest in technology and passion for teaching has driven him to explore the possibilities of using technology in classrooms to improve learning with the support of his supervisor, Dr. Lee Kean Wah. 
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Date added : Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 2:15 AM [JST]
Date modified : Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:57 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 315-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 10: 20 - 10: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A103
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
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