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ESL learnersí online research and comprehension strategies


Sain, N and Bown, A and Fluck, A and Kebble, P, ESL learners' online research and comprehension strategies, CALL in a climate of change: adapting to turbulent global conditions - short papers from EUROCALL 2017, France, pp. 271-276. ISBN 978-2-490057-04-7 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Copyright 2017 Noridah Sain, Andy Bown, Andrew Fluck, and Paul Kebble. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.14705/rpnet.2017.eurocall2017.725


In order to enhance second language (L2) acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) students are encouraged to exploit the abundant information and opportunities for authentic language use afforded by the Internet. This study investigated the online research and comprehension strategies employed by ESL learners in a public university in Malaysia. The study was descriptive and the data was collected via the Qualtrics survey system. Data analysis demonstrated the most and least frequently used online research and comprehension strategies of 74 ESL undergraduates and uncovered an overview of the ESL undergraduatesí existing online research and comprehension strategies. The findings suggest that explicit training in the area of online research and comprehension processes is worth pursuing in the development of online study skills. This study also presents validation of a survey instrument used within the study to assess ESL learnersí online research and comprehension strategies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:online research strategies, digital literacies, ESL learners, Asia
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sain, N (Mrs Noridah Sain)
UTAS Author:Bown, A (Dr Andy Bown)
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
UTAS Author:Kebble, P (Dr Paul Kebble)
ID Code:129787
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-12-18
Last Modified:2018-12-18
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