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The Efficiency of Online English Language Instruction on Students' Reading Skills
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International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED),

Abstract

Internet is the most important technological innovation of today, which can easily be integrated into every field of people's lives. The reason of its rapid improvement is its usefulness and easy access. Web, WWW, is a new technology which is used as a communication facilitator and it is an instructional delivery medium. It is vital to learn English and it becomes easier when you use the Internet as a tool for learning in the virtual learning environment. In this study I aimed to figure out how effective the web assisted reading skills in Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Faculty of Law are. The study aimed to find answer to the question "Is there a significant difference between the test results of the experiment group and control group, which are instructed in two different methods?" In today's world, web assisted teaching and learning is replacing traditional teaching and learning methods and thus, I aimed to determine if Faculty of Law students are learning better when the reading instruction is assisted by the web. The results showed that web assisted instruction is more successful on Law students. This study has a vital significant internally since the results will be used to change the curriculum of the English courses in the Faculty of Law. The results showed that experiment group does better than the control group, and the curriculum is revised and web assisted reading skills will created the main part of the curriculum. In a broad sense, the study is also important because EMU seeks a worldwide recognition and accreditation and thus adapting the generation's innovation partly helps to achieve this goal. EMU should have web-based teaching and learning, as today it is the growing educational tool for future teaching and learning styles. In this study, experimental study model is used. There are two experimental groups of students. The experiment group students practice reading skills activities on the web. Students in control group practice the same activities using the traditional methods, guided by the teacher in class. Both groups are given pre-test at the beginning and post-test at the end in order to compare the achievements of the two groups. The experiment took place in one month. At the time of the experiment, the English language reading activities are done with the experiment group in the Faculty of Law computer laboratory. The control group did the same activities in classroom. During the experiment, quizzes are given to both student groups in order to figure out and follow their progress. The population under investigation are second year students, who are taking English IV Course in Fall 2007-2008 school year in Faculty of Law at EMU, chosen randomly. I have chosen students from this course because it is the 4th and final English course in the curriculum of Law students. Triangulation is used in this study. The data is collected through a questionnaire, interviews, and observations.

Citation

Tanyeli, N. (2008). The Efficiency of Online English Language Instruction on Students' Reading Skills. Presented at International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2020 from .

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