A study on social interactions among primary students in English vocabulary acquisition in a mobile learner-generated content learning environment
Yin Yang, Yanjie Song

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/9781914291050-27

In: Proceedings of the XXIst International CALL Research Conference (pp. 194–203)
Edited by Jozef Colpaert, Yijen Wang, Glenn Stockwell (2022)


Abstract

This article reports on a study exploring primary students’ after-class social interactions in English vocabulary acquisition using a mobile learner-generated-content (m-LGC) tool. A total number of 29 grade 4 students from an elementary school in Hong Kong were involved. A case study approach was adopted. Data collection included log data on the m-LGC tool and semi-structured interviews. Data analysis included content analysis, visualisation using Gephi, and thematic analysis. The results show two types of students’ social interactions in a m-LGC learning environment. The interview results indicate that students held different perceptions of social interactions using the m-LGC tool. The implications are discussed.

Suggested citation:

Yang, Y., & Song, Y. (2022). A study on social interactions among primary students in English vocabulary acquisition in a mobile learner-generated content learning environment. In J. Colpaert, Y. Wang, & G. Stockwell (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXIst International CALL Research Conference (pp. 194–203). London: Castledown Publishers. https://doi.org/10.29140/9781914291050-27