Перспективы науки и образования

Video podcast technology for distant ESP teaching in team work

Introduction. The current situation in the higher education system is characterized by a rethinking of the applied learning technologies and forms of interaction of its participants. The purpose of this study is the theoretical validation and empirical evaluation of the video podcast technology reliability in distance Learning, the central idea of which is the thematic video podcasts creation by students in team work with the teacher’s tuition in the LMS Moodle, H5P.
Materials and methods. The study involved 100 students of Togliatti State University majoring 23.05.01 «Land transport technological complexes» (level of specialist). Main research methods: the method of theoretical analysis and modeling, experimental training, the method of mathematical statistics and graphical representation of data. Evaluation of the reliability and the effectiveness of the developed technology were carried out using the Wilcoxon T-test.

Results of the study. This technology includes a set of psychological and pedagogical principles; a bank of interactive tasks and methodological recommendations for students to create a video podcast; technical equipment for feedback and online teacher-students interactive team work. Referring to the CEFR, we have developed the Scale of controlled skills: linguistic aspect (Range, Accuracy, Coherence), pragmatic aspect (Interaction, Technical skill, Timemanagmen skill), sociolinguistic aspect (Fluency, Mediation) mastered with the Video podcast technology in distance ESP teaching, and designated their descriptors.

The semester experimental training showed: linguistic skills of students increased by 38 %; pragmatic skills by 58%, sociolinguistic skills by 42%. The application of the Wilcoxon T-test under the condition p < 0,05 and Texp < Tcr (in our case Texp= 2,5, Tcr = 3, i.e. Texp < Tcr) proves the obtained results reliability and indicates the technology effectiveness.

Conclusion. The developed technology is applicable at any stage of ESP teaching and enhances the organization process of the students’ activities in a distance education.

Keywords: distance teaching, English for specific purposes, video podcast technology, learning management system, HP5 interactive videos, self- and peer-assessment, Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

For Reference: Brega, O. N., & Kruglyakova, G. V. (2021). Video podcast technology for distant ESP teaching in team work. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 50 (2), 459-471. doi: 10.32744/pse.2021.2.32

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Information about the authors:

Olga N. Brega (Russia, Togliatti) - PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation. Togliatti State University. E-mail: onmatveeva@tltsu.ru. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4620-5242. Researcher ID: AAB-1351-2020

Galina V. Kruglyakova (Russia, Togliatti) - PhD in Pedagogical sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation. Togliatti State University. E-mail: gvk.tlt@mail.ru. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2318-6111

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