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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 11:44
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:08
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17472

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