The effect of a web-based writing program in college english writing classes

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Abstract

Through the popularity of technology, technology has revolutionized the way of teaching English writing. Research has shown that web-based programs are beneficial for language learning. Thus, in order to find effective ways to facilitate English writing instruction, the researcher intends to seek supports from webbased writing program. In the current research, three English writing classes (49 students in total) of a university at the southern part of Taiwan participated in the is study. Quantitative data such as students' posttest score were analyzed using ANCOVA. Qualitative data obtained through student questionnaire and teacher interviews were also collected and analyzed. The findings indicated that the students who applied web-based writing program indeed outperformed the regular writing group in most variables, especially in content, development and organization. However, problems also arise when using web-based program as the only instructional media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
Pages874-876
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 22
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 2008 Jul 12008 Jul 5

Publication series

NameProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period08-07-0108-07-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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