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ERIC Number: EJ976469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Investment and Return: Wiki Engagement in a "Remedial" ESL Writing Course
Nakamaru, Sarah
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v44 n4 p273-291 Sum 2012
This study explores the extent to which students in a community college remedial English as a second language (ESL) course engaged with a class wiki and the relationship between their pattern of engagement over time and success in exiting remediation. Participants included 47 students in two sections of ESL writing during the spring 2009 semester. Results showed that repeated out-of-class engagement over the course of the semester was positively associated with successfully exiting remediation. However, average level of engagement was low, suggesting that, in this context, technology-mediated learning activities do not necessarily lead to increased engagement. (Contains 10 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York