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Choices is asynchronous communication for postgraduate teaching students

Henry, Tricia and Li, Xiaoyan 2005, Choices is asynchronous communication for postgraduate teaching students, JALT CALL journal, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-11.

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Title Choices is asynchronous communication for postgraduate teaching students
Author(s) Henry, Tricia
Li, Xiaoyan
Journal name JALT CALL journal
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 11
Publisher JALT CALL SIG
Place of publication Nerang, Qld.
Publication date 2005-04
ISSN 1832-4215
Summary Most research concludes that asynchronous activities increase the amount of student participation and improve the student-centred learning atmosphere. This raised concerns when students didn’t access discussion sites as part of their postgraduate teaching of English language studies. This study focused on the perception of a group of on-campus and off-campus postgraduate TESOL students (both native and non-native speakers of English) towards two different kinds of asynchronous activities: email and online discussion. The result showed that students preferred the email to the discussion though a large majority of both NS and NNS supported the use of online discussion as a learning tool. The reasons given included time as well as privacy, which, unexpectedly, was an issue raised mostly by native speakers of English.

Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©JALT CALL SIG
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003481

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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