ERIC Number: ED476749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Does the Computer Lab Improve Student Performance on Vocabulary, Grammar, and Listening Comprehension?
This study investigated whether participation in a computer lab would improve high school students' performance on Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and listening comprehension. Students participated in classroom and computer lab activities. Analysis of student data (including student surveys) throughout five units indicated that the computer lab was a beneficial tool, benefiting some students more than others. Some of the students' favorite lab-based activities were a Spanish study Web site and a grammar tutor. Favorite classroom activities included flashcards and games. Most students felt that having an instructor present in the computer lab increased their learning potential. Nearly all of the students enjoyed having a regularly scheduled lab period. Most students believed that the lab improved their listening skills and made class more interesting. Students stated that they preferred to learn vocabulary and grammar in the classroom, while they learned listening skills better in the computer lab. Four appendixes present assessment scores for units of vocabulary study, the student survey, student survey results for Spanish II, and student survey results for Spanish III. (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science.