Impact of Big Blue Button Software on Listening Comprehension Among Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners


English Department, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran


The present study investigated the impact of Big Blue Button Software on listening comprehension among Iranian intermediate EFL learners. The study also aimed to figure out if there was a difference between female and male learners based on the effect of Big Blue Button Software on their listening comprehension. To this end, 40 Iranian EFL learners whose level of proficiency was intermediate and who were studying in online classes participated in the study. Their level of proficiency was evaluated via Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The participants enrolled in a 17-session online English course. In this course, the textbook was Touchstone 2, and the classes were held by Big Blue Button as the platform. At the end of the course, the listening post-test was given to the participants to compare their listening comprehension before the treatment and to compare female and male participants. The study’s findings indicated that Big Blue Button significantly improved listening comprehension among Iranian male and female intermediate EFL learners, and gender did not play an important role. The results of this study provide practical implications for teaching and learning listening comprehension and online language teaching.


Article Title [Persian]

تاثیر نرم افزار بر درک شنیداری زبان آموزان ایرانی در سطح متوسط

Abstract [Persian]

پژوهش حاضر به بررسی تأثیر نرم‌افزار دکمه بزرگ آبی بر درک شنیداری زبان آموزان ایرانی در سطح متوسط می‌پردازد. این مطالعه همچنین با هدف تعیین اینکه آیا تفاوتی بین زبان آموزان زن و مرد بر اساس تأثیر نرم افزار دکمه بزرگ آبی بر درک شنیداری آنها وجود دارد یا خیر، انجام شد. به این منظور، 40 زبان آموز ایرانی زبان انگلیسی که سطح مهارت آنها متوسط بود و در کلاس های آنلاین مشغول به تحصیل بودند، در این مطالعه شرکت کردند. سطح مهارت آنها از طریق آزمون قرار دادن سریع آکسفورد (OQPT) ارزیابی شد. شرکت کنندگان در یک دوره آموزشی آنلاین انگلیسی 17 جلسه ای ثبت نام کردند. در این دوره کتاب درسی Touchstone 2 بود و کلاس ها توسط Big Blue Button به عنوان پلتفرم برگزار می شد. در پایان دوره، پس آزمون شنیداری به شرکت کنندگان داده شد تا درک شنیداری آنها قبل از درمان با هم مقایسه شود و شرکت کنندگان زن و مرد با هم مقایسه شوند. یافته های این مطالعه نشان داد که دکمه بزرگ آبی به طور قابل توجهی درک شنیداری را در بین زبان آموزان ایرانی مرد و زن انگلیسی زبان آموزان متوسط بهبود می بخشد و جنسیت نقش مهمی ایفا نمی کند. نتایج این مطالعه مفاهیم عملی را برای آموزش و یادگیری درک شنیداری و آموزش آنلاین زبان ارائه می دهد.

Keywords [Persian]

  • دکمه آبی بزرگ
  • درک شنیداری
  • آموزش از راه دور
  • کلاس آنلاین
  • بستر یادگیری مجازی
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Volume 3, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
August 2023
Pages 81-101
  • Receive Date: 13 July 2023
  • Accept Date: 13 July 2023