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ERIC Number: ED446733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 7
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The Effects of Training Method on Language Learning Performance.
Chou, Huey-Wen
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two cooperative computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environments--face-to-face and distance cooperative CALL--on learners' spelling performance and learning attitude. Traditional classroom lecture learning and self-directed CALL environments were employed as control groups. Learning performance and learning attitude, including interpersonal relationships, learning interests, and self-esteem, were the dependent variables. Sixty-four seventh graders from a local public junior high school were randomly assigned to four treatments. A 10-day experiment was conducted with one 30-minute learning session each day. No significant group differences were found in any dimension of attitudinal measures. Significant performance differences were revealed among the different learning environments. Plausible explanations include: (1) there may exist a threshold for accumulated learning performance to be significant, and the eight-day learning task may not be long enough to achieve this threshold; (2) the amount of various active learning time may contribute to learning performance; and (3) the actual cooperative level may vary. (Contains 33 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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