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ERIC Number: EJ780880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Cooperative vs. Individual Learning of Oral Skills in a CALL Environment
AbuSeileek, Ali Farhan
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v20 n5 p493-514 Dec 2007
This study aims at finding out the effectiveness of two computer-mediated techniques - cooperative and collective learning--designed for teaching and learning oral skills, listening and speaking. It also aims to investigate students' attitude towards using a CALL approach and techniques for teaching oral skills. Four small groups are involved. One studies oral skills with a cooperative computer-mediated technique; the second is taught via a collective computer-mediated technique; the third studies with a cooperative traditional technique; and the fourth uses a collective traditional technique. The findings--based on a limited number of participants--show that the cooperative computer-mediated technique is a functional method for learning and teaching oral skills. The survey conducted in this study also shows that students react positively to both the CALL approach and the cooperative computer-mediated technique. This study recommends that CALL be integrated into oral curriculum. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables. The Survey Used in the Study about the use of CALL Method and Techniques in Learning Oral Skills is appended.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia