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ERIC Number: EJ1169829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
The Effect of Google Earth and Wiki Models on Oral Presentation Skills of University EFL Learners
Awada, Ghada; Diab, Hassan B.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v30 n1 p36-46 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study that investigated the effectiveness of Google Earth and Wiki tools in improving the oral presentation skills of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and boosting their motivation for learning. The participants (n =81) are enrolled in writing classes at two English-medium institutions. The study employed the factorial mixed methods pre-test/post-test control group experimental design. The experimental conditions included the experimental group's use of Google Earth and Wiki dynamics in conducting research and delivering oral presentations whereas participants in the control group were given the regular oral presentation and the research paper instruction. The findings of the study underscored the effectiveness of the integration of Google Earth and Wiki into classroom practices. Google Earth and Wiki allowed active learning with information. As such, Google Earth and Wiki improved learners' oral presentation skills and perceptions. Wiki visualization devices and structure could increase scaffolding and collaboration. Google Earth could facilitate critical thinking and true spatial analytical operations. The integration of Google Earth and Wiki could promote student-centered learning and motivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon
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