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ERIC Number: EJ825109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
A Computer System of Referential Resolution to Assess Students' Reading Comprehension
Yang, Yu-Fen; Wong, Wing-Kwong; Yeh, Hui-Chin
Educational Technology & Society, v11 n4 p173-189 2008
The major purpose of this study is to assist college students in constructing mental representation of referential resolution in a computer system. Ninety students were asked to draw mental maps indicating the relationships between references, take reading comprehension tests, and fill out open-ended questionnaire. Results showed that the correlation between referential resolution and reading comprehension ranged from 61% to 75% in three reading tasks. The more students practiced in referential resolution, the higher average score they obtained in the reading comprehension test. Students also requested fewer feedbacks when they progressed to better comprehend the final online text. That is, they became more independent and relied less on the system's feedback in their reading development. Although seventy-six students expressed that they learned from building connections of related words and made progressed in reading comprehension, fourteen students revealed that they still had difficulties after using the online system. This deserved more investigation in the future. (Contains 6 tables and 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan