Enhancing short academic presentations through extended independent practice using VoiceThread

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Chang, Heejin and Windeatt, Scott. 2023. "Enhancing short academic presentations through extended independent practice using VoiceThread." European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning 2023 (EuroCALL 2023) . Reykjavik, Iceland 15 - 18 Aug 2023 Iceland. European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.4995/EuroCALL2023.2023.16957
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Enhancing short academic presentations through extended independent practice using VoiceThread

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsChang, Heejin and Windeatt, Scott
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning 2023 (EuroCALL 2023)
Journal Citationpp. 229-235
Number of Pages7
Year2023
PublisherEuropean Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Place of PublicationIceland
ISBN9788413961316
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4995/EuroCALL2023.2023.16957
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/EuroCALL/EuroCALL2023/paper/view/16957
Web Address (URL) of Conference Proceedingshttp://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/EuroCALL/EuroCALL2023/schedConf/presentations
Conference/EventEuropean Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning 2023 (EuroCALL 2023)
Event Details
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning 2023 (EuroCALL 2023)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
15 to end of 18 Aug 2023
Event Location
Reykjavik, Iceland
Event Venue
University of Iceland
Event Web Address (URL)
Abstract

This study examines the potential of VoiceThread (VT) as a learning tool to enhance learners’ performance and confidence while facilitating ongoing independent practice in a 10-week English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme in an Australian university. Students carried out weekly academic presentations on topics of personal interest using VT for recording and rehearsal. Their recordings were shared for peer review and teacher feedback. The recordings were analysed in relation to a number of features to measure utterance fluency, including speed, repairs and pauses. Questionnaires were used to investigate students’ perceptions of the value of the task, of their performance on the task, and of changes in their performance and confidence over time. Interviews were conducted to investigate the potential of recording and rehearsal for long-term independent practice. In total, 34 students participated in 10-week courses, 22 students using the VT software, and 12 students in a comparison class following the same curriculum, but without the VT software. The findings suggest that regular VT tasks, over time, help students develop their spoken English performance and confidence. Such voice-recording activities hold promise for improving oral performance by encouraging independent practice in oral activities, effectively addressing the time limitations, constraints practice opportunities, and feedback challenges inherent in classroom-based courses.

Keywordsspeaking, voice recording, fluency, academic presentation, independence
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470401. Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
470306. English as a second language
390108. LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Byline AffiliationsUniSQ College
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
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