Learning on the Move: Vocabulary Study via Email and Mobile Phone SMS PROCEEDINGS
Patricia Thornton, Chris Houser, Kinjo Gakuin Univ., Japan
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Vocabulary acquisition is an important element of foreign language learning.
Research on memory suggests that vocabulary can be learned most efficiently by elaboratively
rehearsing each word at spaced intervals. We propose that push media – such as short email and
text messages sent to student's mobile phones - can encourage study at regular intervals. We
developed a series of concise, informal mini lessons and sent students three each day. Students
reported that the push media and friendly writing style were enjoyable and promoted regular
Thornton, P. & Houser, C. (2001). Learning on the Move: Vocabulary Study via Email and Mobile Phone SMS. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1896-1897). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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