Enhancement of English Learning for a Laboratory Course Using Interactive Apps
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This project develops an interactive mobile app entitled “Marine Biology (HKUST)”. Integrating augmented reality (AR) simulation aids with multi-modal learning resources, this educational app aims to enhance students’ learning and their engagement in different learning activities of a laboratory course, including the essential language skills for presenting lab reports in writing and presentations. The app includes a variety of user-friendly and key English learning materials to enhance students’ abilities in scientific writing and speaking: report writing skills, presentation tips, vocabulary quizzes, scientific writing samples, a glossary of vocabulary for describing marine species, and core grammar for report writing.