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ERIC Number: EJ757162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
The Effects of Web-Based Reading Curriculum on Children's Reading Performance and Motivation
Cole, Juanita McLean; Hilliard, Veleshia Rhonda
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v34 n4 p353-380 2006
This study investigated the benefits of using a Web-based reading curriculum program featuring music and video, on struggling readers' performance and motivation. A sample of 36 third grade students from low socioeconomic backgrounds was randomly assigned to receive Web-based or traditional reading instruction. Analyses of performance indicated basic reading skills improved significantly for students who received Web-based rather than traditional instruction. Results also showed a significant correlation between reading performance and motivation among struggling readers. Qualitative differences in motivation and engagement were observed across ethnicity among students who received Web-based instruction. The results and educational implications are discussed in relation to the cultural relevance of computer and non-computer-based learning environments. (Contains 4 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California