Learning References in Printed and Online Mediums For Academic Purposes

Ting, Su-Hie and Fatimah, Puteh (2012) Learning References in Printed and Online Mediums For Academic Purposes. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 66. pp. 290-301. ISSN 877-0428

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Abstract

The study examine the University students' preference for printed or online mediums for learning reference in an English for Academic Purposes course. Students were taught reference in a module on reading skills using printed materials before they were introduced to the MyLinE online resources on references. The two cohesive devices focused on were anaphoric and cataphoric reference. For the survey, students filled in a questionnaire which focused on the comprehensibility of the explanations, usefulness and difficulty level of the exercises, and their preference for the printed or online language learning media. The results indicated that the students were divided in their preference for the printed module and the MyLine online resources. Students who were in favour of the printed module cited the advantage of personalised face-to-face two-way interaction with their lecturers as crucial in assisting their comprehension of the subject matter whereas students who preferred the online language learning medium cited convenience of referring to other online resources and the interest factor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: English for academic purpose, online language, printed course materials, anaphoric reference, cataphoric reference, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Language Studies (rebranded to FLSCS in 2015)
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 02:30
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 04:35
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/156

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