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VocBlast: A Preview of a Mobile Vocabulary Application to Learn Specialized Engineering Vocabulary

Zuraina, Ali and Mohd Amir Izuddin, Mohamad Ghazali and Supyan, Hussin and Ahmad Fauzi, Mohd Ayub and Hafizoah, Kassim and Nadia, Muhammad and Rosnani, Ismail and Siti Norzaimalina, Abd Majid (2015) VocBlast: A Preview of a Mobile Vocabulary Application to Learn Specialized Engineering Vocabulary. In: The 3rd International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation (ICLEI 2015), 12-13 December 2015 , Bali, Indonesia. pp. 30-36., 8 (3). ISSN 1930-2126 (Unpublished)

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There is a growing body of literature that recognizes the integration of mobile devices in language learning. Mobile devices is of interest in language learning is because of its portability and efficiency. VocBlast, a newly-developed engineering vocabulary mobile application (app), is developed to assist engineering students at tertiary level to improve their mastery of English language. The objective of the paper is to review the concept and content of the app. VocBlast consisted of 10 different vocabulary games that are designed to accommodate the language learning experience of the engineering students. As for the content of the app, the vocabulary is derived from engineering textbooks. Although VocBlast is still in the progress of development, it can be stated that the app may facilitate learners to enrich their specialized vocabulary. As a new alternative for learners to diversify their vocabulary learning experience, VocBlast allows the learner to not only learn specialized vocabulary but also its definition and application. Thus, this will enrich their specialized vocabulary knowledge and at the same time, provide the learner an opportunity to learn in an interactive and fun environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: VocBlast; Mobile vocabulary application; Specialized engineering vocabulary
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 06:24
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 03:47
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