Active learning through web and PDA

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Abstract

Learner-centered web-based environment has been reported to be effective because it promotes active learning and offers a setting where students can conduct learning at anytime using wired computers. This study presents a novel learning approach, integrating PDA into a web-based reading environment, based on the theory of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), for enhancing EFL vocational high school students' reading comprehension. The design of the courseware Reading2U, accessible through web or PDA, is based on Chapelle's criteria for CALL task appropriateness and evaluation (Chapelle, 1998, 2001). It has been evaluated by a group of seventeen English teachers, who showed positive attitude toward this integrated environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITRE 2005 - 3rd International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Education - Proceedings
Pages490-494
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
EventITRE 2005 - 3rd International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 2005 Jun 272005 Jun 30

Publication series

NameITRE 2005 - 3rd International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education - Proceedings
Volume2005

Other

OtherITRE 2005 - 3rd International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education
CountryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period05-06-2705-06-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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