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Supporting online L2 academic reading comprehension with computer-mediated synchronous discussion and elaborative feedback

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Bown, A, Supporting online L2 academic reading comprehension with computer-mediated synchronous discussion and elaborative feedback, The Reading Matrix, 18, (1) pp. 41-63. ISSN 1533-242X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This mixed-methods study investigated the use of both post-reading computer-mediated synchronous discussions and elaborative feedback incorporated within online reading texts as supports for second language readers in academic contexts. The participants were 202 students studying at a higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates. The data collection instruments consisted of pre-and post-test measures of online reading comprehension, a post-reading online synchronous text discussion, and an online questionnaire. The results of the quasi-experiment showed a significant, positive effect on reading comprehension for post-reading, computer-mediated synchronous discussions. Furthermore, an analysis of discussion logs and questionnaire responses supported the use of both post-reading synchronous discussions and elaborative feedback for enhancing online L2 reading comprehension.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:elaborative feedback, second language reading, computer-mediated communication
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Linguistics
Research Field:Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training Theory and Methodology
UTAS Author:Bown, A (Dr Andy Bown)
ID Code:122871
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-12-04
Last Modified:2019-08-27
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