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Title: An interactive multimedia story for EFL young learners : design, evaluation and children's responses
Author: Im, Kyung Bin
ISNI:       0000 0001 3611 7735
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2008
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The general aim of this study is to contemplate the effects of interactive multimedia English story program in relation to its support in English learning. Thus, the research includcs the design, implementation, and evaluation ofthe software in an EFL situation. Evidence from neuroscience suggests that cognitive and socio-emotional factors are not separate but intertwined and importantly contribute to learning. i investigated this possibility in the context ofICT in English language teaching in Korea. I designed an interactive multimedia English story program based on one ofthe Oxford reading tree story books using user centred design model. The underlying design structure of the software is the integrated view of learning which has abundant opportunities to interact with the characters in the story based on the sociocultural theory.The simulation of human support in learning using computer software is intended to provide support for English learning in terms of both cognitive and emotional aspects. I tested the software with 73 children in South Korea. The data collection tools used in the study is test, questionnaire, observation and interview. The children were assessed twice in pre and post tests to evaluate the effects of the software in relation to English learning. The questionnaire is designed to collect the children's general impression on the software. I observed and interviewed 20 children in the group for more specific information on their - -- ------------feelings aild English learriirirfin-rel
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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