October 2021
ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 7 Number: 2


Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde October 2021, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 7  Number: 2, Article 1

INTEGRATING PEDAGOGY WITH DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY: A COMPUTER ASSISTED VOCABULARY LEARNING PROJECT BASED ON A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


Weihua SHI
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7140-1272
Researcher, EFL/ESL lecturer & Administrator
Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated to SHISU
Shanghai, China
[email protected]

Hong XIAO
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6624-3596
Researcher and EFL/ESL lecturer
Yangjing Senior High School Affiliated to NYU Shanghai
Shanghai, China
[email protected]

Dr. Jace HARGIS
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9372-2533
PhD Professor
NYU Shanghai, CHINA
jace.hargi

ABSTRACT

Vocabulary instruction has always been at the core of ESL/EFL education. Under the guidance of modern linguistics, psychology and pedagogy, new methods of vocabulary teaching and learning are constantly being innovated, the efficacy of which is expected to be further enhanced by the latest development of distance education technology of the 21st century. This article introduces a web-based computer assisted vocabulary learning (CAVL) project, an online distance learning project established on Moodle Learning Management System (LMS). The project was implemented during the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic when the face-to-face (F2F) teaching was transferred online. The researchers describe the design, implementation and the outcome of the project, and explore how the application of felicitous second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles have amplified the effectiveness of the distant online vocabulary learning project. This article also discusses the significance and possible future challenges of integrating information technology into language teaching.

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