Computer-enhanced grammar teaching

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Abstract

This chapter reports on the results of a study undertaken to gauge what difference computer technology makes to grammar learning. Unlike other studies that compare the student performance learning grammar with the aid of technology to performance and without the technology, this work focuses on the impact technology has on student attitudes towards learning grammar through the computer. The chapter outlines how traditional grammar classes have been adapted for delivery in a multimedia situation and assesses the impact, both in terms of students’ perceptions about learning of grammar and in their actual performance that the computer has had on the process. The chapter also draws on the lessons learned in this project to help to maximise the potential of using technology in this type of teaching and learning context in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning
EditorsFelicia Zhang, Beth Barber
PublisherIGI Global
Pages101-114
ISBN (Print)13: 978-1-59904-895-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Student attitudes
  • Online learning
  • Pedagogical development
  • Grammar learning
  • CALL integration
  • Computer-based learning approaches

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