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Exploring the Relationship between Self-Regulated Vocabulary Learning and Web-Based Collaboration

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Journal of Educational Technology & Society Volume 17, Number 4 ISSN 1176-3647 e-ISSN 1176-3647


Collaborative learning has placed an emphasis on co-constructing knowledge by sharing and negotiating meaning for problem-solving activities, and this cannot be accomplished without governing the self-regulatory processes of students. This study employed a Web-based tool, Google Docs, to determine the effects of Web-based collaboration on vocabulary improvements among learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). The work performed in this study represents a further step toward identifying the factors that influence self-regulated vocabulary strategy use and perceptions of Web-based collaboration (SRvsWBC). In total, 210 undergraduate students participated in this study and undertook the designed tasks, such as vocabulary pre-/posttests and a self-report questionnaire survey of SRvsWBC. The findings of the study suggest that collaboration using a Web-based tool affects knowledge development, and provide insights into the integrated spectrum of self-regulation, L2/FL learning, and Web-based technology that will be useful for pedagogy.


Liu, S.H.J., Lan, Y.J. & Ho, C.Y.Y. Exploring the Relationship between Self-Regulated Vocabulary Learning and Web-Based Collaboration. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 17(4), 404-419. Retrieved May 11, 2021 from .

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