"E-book flood" for changing EFL learners' reading attitudes

Chih Cheng Lin*, Irene Yi Jung Lin

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研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議論文篇章

3 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

This paper was intended to investigate the effects of using e-books (or texts with multimedia support) in an extensive reading program (ERP) on EFL learners' attitudes toward reading in English. In a junior high school in northern Taiwan, 109 students from three intact classes were recruited in the ten-week ERP of e-books. Each class was introduced to a list of 140 selected e-books for the reading program; each student was then encouraged to read e-books after school, with the target of reading four e-books every week. The degree of changes in reading attitudes was assessed by using the reading attitudes scale (Stokmans, 1999) before and after the e-book ERP. In addition, the teacher's class notes of the students' reading behaviors and reactions as well as their spontaneous oral or written feedback were analyzed to be triangulated with the quantitative data. The results showed that the e-books had positive effects on the students' attitudinal changes in all dimensions of reading attitudes, namely, utility, development, enjoyment and escape, as well as in all the cognitive, affective and conative components. The results also showed that the features of the e-books, especially oral reading, highlighting, animations and music/sound effects, were considered important to change attitudes. The implementation of interaction and learner control in the e-books guaranteed positive attitudinal changes as well.

原文英語
主出版物標題Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
頁面769-776
頁數8
出版狀態已發佈 - 2009
事件17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 - Hong Kong, 香港
持續時間: 2009 十一月 302009 十二月 4

出版系列

名字Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009

其他

其他17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
國家/地區香港
城市Hong Kong
期間2009/11/302009/12/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電腦科學(雜項)
  • 教育

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