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ERIC Number: EJ866523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Student Views on Learning Grammar with Web- and Book-Based Materials
Jarvis, Huw; Szymczyk, Marta
ELT Journal, v64 n1 p32-44 Jan 2010
This paper reports on a study which examined students' attitudes to learning grammar in autonomous contexts and their preferences for the learning materials with which to do so. In all, 38 students were surveyed and 13 of these then spent some time working in a language resource centre (LRC) with web- and paper-based materials. Students then completed a series of questionnaires concerning what they liked and disliked about the two types of materials. Four participants were then interviewed in more detail about their responses. The data suggest that despite the well-documented advantages of the tutorial role of computers and the notion of the "digital native", participants generally preferred working with paper-based materials. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of this for materials that LRCs stock and for the changing role of computers in self-study contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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