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ERIC Number: ED381007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Students' Evaluation of CAI English Classes.
Kitao, Kenji
Doshisha Studies in English, n64 p117-60 Mar 1995
A study investigated attitudes of college students of English-as-a-Second-Language to computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Students in a CAI English writing class (n=25) and two CAI English reading classes (n=29) were surveyed at the end of the first and second semesters of instruction. The first questionnaire used had 40 questions, and the second had the same 40 questions and another 20. All were answered on a scale of 1 to 6 indicating strength of agreement or disagreement. An additional paper-and-pencil survey required written answers to questions about strengths and weaknesses of the class, time spent on homework, difficulty level, instructional materials, and class administration and teaching. Students also wrote more detailed reports on this CAI experience. In this report, questionnaire results are analyzed question by question, open-ended survey responses are summarized, and the reports are discussed briefly. It is concluded that students found the instructional materials adequate, did not like passive instruction or long reading passages, wanted paper copies of computer materials, desired personal contact with the teacher, preferred materials they felt were relevant to their future, liked to be able to see their own progress, appreciated feedback, wanted interaction with classmates, and liked individualized instruction. Course descriptions and questionnaire responses are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A