Differences between learners with different prior knowledge in processing visual and auditory information: An eye-tracking study
Tuesday, June 26 4:10-4:30 PM Location: De Wallen
Presider: Ioana Ghergulescu, Adaptemy, Ireland
Abstract: The present study examined the visual behavior and the icon tapping behavior for listening to the pronunciation of vocabulary during learning through iPad. Participants were divided into the higher and the lower prior knowledge groups according to their levels of a standardized English test. Eye behavior data and icon tapping behavior were recorded by a mobile eye-tracker. Spearman’s correlation analyses were conducted to investigate the relationships between visual and auditory (i.e. pronunciation) information processing. MWU tests were used to compare the different visual and tapping behavior between the higher and the lower prior knowledge learners. The results imply that there are different tendencies of learning behavior between the two groups.