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The Effect of Vodcasting on Listening Comprehension

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
nazila zarghi, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: July 11, 2012
Last updated: July 17, 2012
Last verified: January 2010
Improvement of the internet and its tremendous growth has caused significant progress in transformation of information. Nowadays in any place of the world and in any time of the day by accessing through internet every student can use different kinds of information in World Wide Web which let him to make the best decision what, how and when to study. One of these educational technologies which are beneficial to learners is vodcast or video recording which are accessible through the internet.This paper is going to examine the listening comprehension in EFL learners and whether it may be improved by using vodcasts. So106 language learners of four different classes of Iranian higher intermediate in an English institute were chosen for this study. These learners were pre-tested by IELTS Listening Comprehension. Two classes were chosen as subject group which consisted of 54 learners. The remaining two classes were chosen as control group which consisted of 52 learners. Both groups were taught Listening Impact book, but students in subject group were provided some vodcasts based on the topic of their lessons. After 12 weeks of teaching both groups were post-tested.listening comprehension will be compared using independent t-test and paired t-test.

Condition Intervention Phase
Listen to Vodcast
Other: vodcasting
Other: no intervension
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label

Further study details as provided by Mashhad University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • improving listening comprehension [ Time Frame: up to 12 weeks ]
    The outcome mesures will be completed up to 12 weeks using IELTS listening comprehension tests

Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: vodcasting
students who listen to downloaded vodcasting
Other: vodcasting
listening to downloaded vodcasting files
No Intervention: control
listen to the student book listening file
Other: no intervension
Listen to student book listening files


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 21 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • EFL learner
  • upper intermediate level

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other levels
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Responsible Party: nazila zarghi, faculty member, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT01642303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Listening comprehension
Study First Received: July 11, 2012
Last Updated: July 17, 2012

Keywords provided by Mashhad University of Medical Sciences:
vodcasting,listening,language education processed this record on March 29, 2017