Effectiveness and student teachers' perceptions of digital materials in enhancing vocabulary learning among rural primary students / Audrey A. Bernard Ining, Yoon Sook Jhee and Lee Kean Wah

Bernard Ining, Audrey A. and Yoon, Sook Jhee and Lee, Kean Wah (2016) Effectiveness and student teachers' perceptions of digital materials in enhancing vocabulary learning among rural primary students / Audrey A. Bernard Ining, Yoon Sook Jhee and Lee Kean Wah. International Journal on E-Learning and Higher Education, 4. pp. 98-111. ISSN 1985-8620

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Abstract

This paper provides insights on the application of digital materials which are developed based on Luckin’s Ecology of Resources to enhance the vocabulary learning among rural primary students in Sabah. The paper aims to share the preliminary findings on the effectiveness of the digital materials developed and to objectively investigate the student teachers 'perceptions on digital materials. The web-based authoring tools used to develop the digital materials in the research were PowToon, Prezi and VideoScribe. These authoring tools include aspects such as animation, audios, photos, graphics and video creation. The project was conducted in Bundu Tuhan Primary School which is located in the interior area of Ranau. Among the participants involved are primary students from Year One to Year Three classes as well as a group of 14 student teachers from the TESL programme of University Malaysia Sabah. Research data were collected by using quantitative instruments which included both pre and post-tests as well as survey questionnaire. Findings revealed significant differences in the mean scores in the students learning of vocabulary taught with digital materials; and the existence of relationship between the student teachers 'perceptions on digital materials and how it improved the students 'vocabulary learning. The final section of the paper proposes plausible recommendations to improve future application and implementation of digital materials in local schools especially in rural schools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital materials; Rural education; Vocabulary learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Technology. Educational technology
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education of special classes of persons > Children in rural areas. Rural education. Rural schools
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education > Malaysia
Divisions: Penerbit UiTM (UiTM Press)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 08:08
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16112

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