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### Correlation of Time on Task and TOEIC Change

1. 1. Correlation of Time on Task and TOEIC Change Dubhgan Hinchey Moodle Moot Japan 2014. Okinawa International University, Okinawa. February 19-21, 2014.
2. 2. Is there a correlation between time on task (outside of class) and positive changes in students’ TOEIC scores?
3. 3. E011 Class iknow! 1 hour a week MoodleReader 2 books a week Classtime 90min. 2x a week E111 Class EnglishCentral 78 min. a week MoodleReader 2 books a week Classtime 90min. 2x a week Class structure
4. 4. 80% or more to pass a quiz. Students could retry a quiz if they asked the instructor.
5. 5. 4 months results • Initially 53 students tracked • 30 students only took TOEIC once • 3 students sick or fatigued in 2nd test (extreme negative changes in scores) • Culled to core group of 20
6. 6. No correlation between time on task and change in TOEIC score. Non-Monotonic relationship. (Correlation Coefficient = 0.324060) Wessa, P. (2013), Free Statistics Software, Office for Research Development and Education, version 1.1.23-r7, URL http://www.wessa.net
7. 7. 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 Upper cohort 71 hrs. Entire cohort 53 hrs. Lower cohort 35 hrs. Time on task: Minutes TOEIC Improvement The upper cohort spent twice as much time on task than the lower. Upper cohort = 10 Ss Entire cohort = 20 Ss Lower cohort = 10 Ss
8. 8. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Upper Cohort Entire Cohort Lower Cohort Mean of TOEIC change 122 points 77 points 33 points TOEIC Improvement
9. 9. 3 Self-access Students Aug. 1st 2013 – Jan. 15 2014 TOEIC Student A 350 – 485 EnglishCentral iKnow! MoodleReader 51 hrs. 17hrs. 20 books No score after Aug. Student B 385 - 470 iKnow! 53 hrs. Feb. 525 +140 Student C 370 - 430 iKnow! MoodleReader 9 hrs. 21 books Feb. 460 +90
10. 10. Students April June Aug. Oct. Feb. + / - A 370 500 580 500 130 B 355 445 110 C 470 535 65 D 525 670 585 60 E 410 490 445 35 F 415 430 15 G 450 475 560 445 -5 H 305 340 265 -40 I 425 435 365 -60 J 505 510 570 415 -90 8 students with no scores
11. 11. • TOEIC offered less frequently • E011 and E111 to be merged into a continuous class. • Poster children • Student database for tracking students Conclusions
12. 12. Questions or comments? Dubhgan Hinchey dhinchey@jaist.ac.jp Moodle Moot Japan 2014. Okinawa International University, Okinawa. February 19-21, 2014.