Digital listening texts versus traditional listening texts: Fourth graders' listening comprehension
Nilgün Günbaş and Meral Gözüküçük
Kafkas University, Turkey
The purpose of this study was to improve fourth grade students' listening comprehension with digital listening texts. An experimental research design was used to compare student outcomes with digital listening texts and outcomes for students who completed the same texts as traditional classroom activities. The digital listening texts included static and animated visuals compatible with the texts, which were digitally recorded. The experimental group (n=30) completed the digital texts in an individual learning environment in a classroom with computers. The control group (n=31) activities with traditional texts were completed in the students' classrooms under the supervision of one of the researchers. Students in the digital listening group attained statistically significant higher gain scores than those in the traditional treatment group. Recommendations are made about expanded use of digital listening texts, and further research into factors such as student motivation and availability of computers in classrooms.
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|Authors: Nilgün Günbaş is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Kafkas University in Turkey. She completed her EdD in Instructional Technology and Media program at Columbia University Teachers College. Her research interests include computer-based learning, multimedia learning, educational video games, teacher education, and computer programming to improve learning.|
Dr Meral Gözüküçük is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Kafkas University in Turkey. She completed her PhD in Elementary Education at Pamukkale University in Turkey. Her research interests include literacy, bilingual education, primary reading and writing, and Turkish language education.
Please cite as: Günbaş, N. & Gözüküçük, M. (2020). Digital listening texts versus traditional listening texts: Fourth graders' listening comprehension. Issues in Educational Research, 30(1), 97-114. http://www.iier.org.au/iier30/gunbas.pdf