Evaluation of the CALL courseware on enhancing grade seven students' English language

Lai Yin KWOK, Kam Chuen Luke TZE

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Abstract

This paper is an evaluative report of forty Grade Seven students using a CALL courseware on enhancing learning English, in comparison with a control group of the same size with traditional pedagogy (non-IT) within two weeks. Unlike previous CALL research done on their students’ learning attitude or oral ability in Hong Kong, the research focused on testifying the benefits of CALL to junior secondary students’ learning English usage through a linguistic post-test, and depicting their perceptions of its user-interface design and instructional activities through a semi-structured survey. Research findings confirmed that in each academic ability group, mean post-test scores were higher when using CALL than not, and that median-ability students had the best post-test performance, compared with other ability groups. Survey responses helped improve the user-interface design with an attention to academic ability factor for future instructional activities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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English language
school grade
ability
evaluation
user interface
student
learning
Group
Hong Kong
linguistics
performance

Citation

Kwok, P. L. Y., & Tze, L. K. C. (2003). Evaluation of the CALL courseware on enhancing grade seven students' English language. In K. T. Lee & K. Mitchell (Eds.), International Conference on Computers in Education 2003: A conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): The "second wave" of ICT in education: From facilitating teaching and learning to engendering education reform: Proceedings [CD-ROM] (pp. 870-871). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advance of Computing in Education.

Keywords

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Evaluation