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ERIC Number: ED546867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Perceptions of Saudi Students towards Electronic and Traditional Writing Groups
Alqurashi, Fahad
Online Submission, Paper presented at TESOL Arabia Conference (Dubai, Mar 12-14, 2007)
This paper reports the findings of an experiment that investigated the reactions of Saudi college students to collaborative learning techniques introduced in two modalities: face-to-face and web-based learning. Quantitative data were collected with a questionnaire that examined the changes of three constructs: attitudes toward collaboration, social self-efficacy, and perceived peer academic support. Students' responses to the questionnaire did not show any significant differences between the experimental group and control group with respect to the three variables. Three factors might have led to such results: inadequate questionnaire procedure implementation, the novelty factor, and technical obstacles experienced during the experiment. Such positive attitudes reflect the need to update composition teaching methods, foster group work strategies, and develop more computer resources and networking facilities. [In Jendli, A., Coombe, C., & Troudi, S. (Eds.), "Best Practices in English Language Teaching" (pp. 225-237). Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications. (2008).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia