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Computers and independent study: practices and perceptions of students

Jarvis, H 2009, 'Computers and independent study: practices and perceptions of students' , in: Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition , Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA. USA, pp. 367-386.

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Abstract

This chapter reports on a quantitative study that examines how language students make use of an extensive range of computer-based materials (CBMs) in a language resource centre (LRC) and elsewhere for self-study purposes. Students were asked to indicate the extent to which they make use of CBMs in and outside of an LRC and whether such materials help with their language studies. The study suggests that an LRC offers more than the sum of its parts and therefore should not be put under threat on the basis that materials can and are being accessed anywhere and anytime. The data also reveal that many students, particularly Asian students of English as a Second Language (primarily from China), view a wide range of CBMs as helping with their language studies, and it is suggested that the practices and perceptions of these students may offer insights for all language learners and providers.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Torres, P and Marriot, R
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Publisher: Information Science Reference
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781599049946
Depositing User: HA Jarvis
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 10:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17472

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