Effects of Mobile-Learning in a flipped classroom Model on Non-English-Majored Graduates in Graduate English

  • Yougen Lou Yangtze University
  • Yongqiang Sun Yangtze University Jingzhou City, China
Keywords: A flipped classroom, Mobile-Learning Non-English-majored

Abstract

This paper reviewed a one-term experiment on mobile-learning(M-learning) in a flipped classroom model in teaching the curriculum Graduate English to 122 first-year non-English-majored graduate students majored agriculture, plant protection, floriculture, history, economics, business and veterinary from Yangtze University as participants. Participants in this study consisted of 61 non-English-majored graduate students in the control group (CG) and 61 non-English-majored graduate students in the treatment group (TG). The process of mobile-learning(M-learning) in a flipped classroom model in teaching the course Graduate English was divided into the three parts: M-learning outside of a flipped classroom, M-learning in-class of a flipped classroom and M-learning outside of a flipped classroom. The results showed that 1) compared with a teacher-dominated approach for CG, M-learning in a flipped classroom mode, student-centred approach, in teaching the course Graduate English for TG did a better job in enhancing students’ ability applied in Graduate English; 2) there were significant differences between males in CG and TG, and females in CG and TG; 3) participates in TG hold positive opinions towards mobile-learning in a flipped classroom model.

Author Biographies

Yougen Lou, Yangtze University

School of Foreign Studies, Yangtze University

Yongqiang Sun, Yangtze University Jingzhou City, China

College of Floriculture and Gardening, Yangtze University
Jingzhou City, China

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Published
2018-02-28