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Learning effects of an experimental EFL program in Second Life

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Wang, CX; Calandra, B; Hibbard, ST; McDowell Lefaiver, ML
Published in: Educational Technology Research and Development
October 1, 2012

This paper reports on the effects an experimental English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program in Second Life (SL) had on Chinese student EFL learning. The study took an evaluative approach using quasi-experimental design with participants from one Chinese university and one American university in the southeastern United States. Results indicated significant main effects between a control group and the SL group on EFL measures, as well as significant gains in total score and several subcomponents between pre-test and post test. Further analysis using a post study survey, students' blog posting, and interview transcripts revealed that the SL_EFL Program had a positive impact on students' EFL learning. © 2012 Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

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Educational Technology Research and Development

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1556-6501

ISSN

1042-1629

Publication Date

October 1, 2012

Volume

60

Issue

5

Start / End Page

943 / 961

Related Subject Headings

  • Education
  • 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
 

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Wang, C. X., Calandra, B., Hibbard, S. T., & McDowell Lefaiver, M. L. (2012). Learning effects of an experimental EFL program in Second Life. Educational Technology Research and Development, 60(5), 943–961. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-012-9259-0
Wang, C. X., B. Calandra, S. T. Hibbard, and M. L. McDowell Lefaiver. “Learning effects of an experimental EFL program in Second Life.” Educational Technology Research and Development 60, no. 5 (October 1, 2012): 943–61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-012-9259-0.
Wang CX, Calandra B, Hibbard ST, McDowell Lefaiver ML. Learning effects of an experimental EFL program in Second Life. Educational Technology Research and Development. 2012 Oct 1;60(5):943–61.
Wang, C. X., et al. “Learning effects of an experimental EFL program in Second Life.” Educational Technology Research and Development, vol. 60, no. 5, Oct. 2012, pp. 943–61. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11423-012-9259-0.
Wang CX, Calandra B, Hibbard ST, McDowell Lefaiver ML. Learning effects of an experimental EFL program in Second Life. Educational Technology Research and Development. 2012 Oct 1;60(5):943–961.
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Published In

Educational Technology Research and Development

DOI

EISSN

1556-6501

ISSN

1042-1629

Publication Date

October 1, 2012

Volume

60

Issue

5

Start / End Page

943 / 961

Related Subject Headings

  • Education
  • 1303 Specialist Studies in Education