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ERIC Number: ED403743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Using the Internet on a Business English Course.
Murphy, Brian; Pascoe, Andrew
A study investigated the attitudes of African students of business English at a British university (University of Brighton, England) toward use of the Internet as an educational resource. Students were given an introduction to Internet use for research on individual projects, surveyed concerning their attitudes toward and initial experiences with the Internet, and surveyed again just before the end of the course. Questionnaires are included in the report. Results indicate the students generally felt their initial experiences with the Internet were positive and found an enormous amount of useful information. They were impressed at the information's quantity, quality, multiple sources, worldwide provenance, accuracy, timeliness, and relevance, and appreciated the ease and speed of access and the implied communication with others. Some frustration with slowness of response was found. The second questionnaire revealed that only a slightly higher percentage of students had found useful information, and two-thirds said they had found better information in the library. Nearly all respondents had discovered other interesting material on the Internet, and all expected to use it after they returned to their home country. All felt the Internet should be part of future courses. Based on these responses, a more structured and aggressive approach to Internet use is recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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