Successful EAP task execution requires prior higher-order conceptualization skills and academic vocabulary knowledge. Theories on skill automaticity and working memory suggest pre-task authentic exposure to and practice of these skills can assist EAP task execution. However, many instructors may lack the time necessary for extensive higher-order conceptualization practice or academic vocabulary development within class. LMS completion tracking is a functionality which allows language instructors to sequence online activities within a prescribed order of completion for follow-up or homework practice. Sequenced completion tracked activities are well suited for developing students’ higher-order conceptualization and academic vocabulary skills in preparation for in-class or assessed EAP task execution. This session will discuss skill automaticity and working memory theories, which emphasize the importance of prior higherorder conceptualization skills and academic vocabulary knowledge for EAP task performance. It will also exemplify some sequenced tasks developed through the Moodle LMS and utilized for an EAP programme within a Macau university. This session will be of interest to Moodle and other completion tracking supported LMS users.
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jun 2018|
|Event||Japan Association of Language Teacher Computer Assisted Language Learning 2018 25th Anniversary Conference: New Directions in Educational Technology - Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan|
Duration: 8 Jun 2018 → 10 Jun 2018
|Conference||Japan Association of Language Teacher Computer Assisted Language Learning 2018 25th Anniversary Conference|
|Period||8/06/18 → 10/06/18|