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ERIC Number: ED497936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
Differential Effects of Online Instruction on a Variety of EFL Courses
Al-Jarf, Reima Sado
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL) (3rd, Penang, Malaysia, Nov 22-24, 2004)
I taught 4 types of EFL courses to undergraduate students online: Grammar, writing, culture and study skills using Blackboard and Nicenet. Online instruction was used as a supplement to traditional in-class instruction. Significant differences were found between pre- and post-test scores in writing, grammar and culture but not in study skills. The achievement level was higher among active participants who posted threads and shared in the discussion than passive participants who were just browsers and did not write anything, and between members of the latter group and those who were not registered in the online courses at all. The effect of online instruction on students' attitudes is also reported. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A