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ERIC Number: EJ1086649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
The Effect of College Students' Self-Generated Computerized Mind Mapping on Their Reading Achievement
Sabbah, Sabah Salman
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v11 n3 p4-36 2015
This study explored the potential effect of college students' self-generated computerized mind maps on their reading comprehension. It also investigated the subjects' attitudes toward generating computerized mind maps for reading comprehension. The study was conducted in response to the inability of the foundation-level students, who were learning English as a second language, ESL, in the Community College of Qatar, to achieve the general and specific goals of learning reading. A quasi-experimental pre-posttest design was used. Convenience sampling was used to choose two ESL classes from a sum of five level three classes. The experimental group (n = 14) was taught reading texts via students' self-generated computerized mind maps, and the control group (n = 8) was taught by teacher-generated whiteboard maps. ANCOVA was used to analyze students' scores on the post test. The results revealed significant differences in favor of the experimental group. To identify the experimental group attitudes toward the intervention, a 40-item four-domain questionnaire was designed and administered. The analysis of means, modes and standard deviations revealed that the domains were ranked statistically from the most positive to the least positive opinions as follows: educational benefits, mental benefits, usability, and enjoyment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Qatar
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