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ERIC Number: EJ934170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Reading-Strategy Use by English as a Second Language Learners in Online Reading Tasks
Park, Ho-Ryong; Kim, Deoksoon
Computers & Education, v57 n3 p2156-2166 Nov 2011
This study investigates adult English language learners' reading-strategy use when they read online texts in hypermedia learning environments. The learners joined the online Independent English Study Group (IESG) and worked both individually and collaboratively. This qualitative case study aims (a) to assess college-level ESL learners' use of reading strategies for online second language (L2) texts and (b) to examine their use of hypertext and hypermedia resources while they read online L2 text. The seven strategies were (a) using hypermedia, (b) using computer applications and accessories, (c) dialoguing, (d) setting up reading purposes and planning, (e) previewing and determining what to read, (f) connecting prior knowledge and experiences with texts and tasks, and (g) inferring. The first two strategies were unique to online readings; the five remaining strategies apply to both online readings and paper-based text readings. The findings also revealed that "hybrid" online reading emphasized participants' various reaction patterns and preferences in their hypermedia learning environments. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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