Collaborative podcasting and its Effect on English Vocabulary Learning and Retention

Document Type : Research Paper


ELT Department, Alzahra University



This paper reports an attempt to see if podcasting can be a valuable tool to improve English vocabulary learning and retention of Persian university students compared with traditional method of vocabulary teaching. Students have been randomly divided into two groups namely experimental and control group. In the experimental group, students are asked to produce podcasts collaboratively and students in the control group are asked to spend the same amount of time in a traditional class practicing vocabulary items. The analysis of covariance shows students in the experimental group significantly outperform students in control group in terms of both learning and retention of vocabulary items.


Article Title [فارسی]

پادکست مشارکتی و تاثیر آن بر یادگیری و یادداری واژگان زبان انگلیسی

Author [فارسی]

  • وحید میرزائیان
Abstract [فارسی]

در این مقاله سعی شده است که آگاه شود که پادکست می تواند یک ابزار ارزشمند برای بهبود یادگیری واژگان انگلیسی و نگهداری دانشجویان دانشگاه فارسی در مقایسه با روش سنتی آموزش واژگان باشد. دانش آموزان به طور تصادفی به دو گروه آزمایش و کنترل تقسیم شده اند. در گروه آزمایشی ، از دانشجویان خواسته می شود پادکست ها را به صورت مشترک تولید کنند و از دانشجویان گروه کنترل خواسته می شود که همان زمان را در یک کلاس سنتی صرف تمرین واژگان بگذرانند. تجزیه و تحلیل کوواریانس نشان می دهد که دانش آموزان در گروه آزمایش از نظر یادگیری و حفظ مطالب واژگان به طور معناداری از دانش آموزان گروه کنترل پیشی می گیرند.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • مشارکت
  • پادکست
  • واژگان
  • یادگیری
  • یادداری
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