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Title: The development of learner autonomy through internet resources and its impact on English language attainment
Authors: Pawlak, Mirosław
Kruk, Mariusz
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Adam Mickiewicz University
Citation: Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, vol. 47.2-3 (2012), pp. 69-91
Abstract: Since the arrival of the Internet and its tools, computer technology has become of considerable significance to both teachers and students, and it is an obvious resource for foreign language teaching and learning. The paper presents the results of a study which aimed to determine the effect of the application of Internet resources on the development of learner autonomy as well as the impact of greater learner independence on attainment in English as a foreign language. The participants were 46 Polish senior high school students divided into the experimental group (N = 28) and the control (N = 18) group. The students in the experimental group were subjected to innovative instruction with the use of the Internet and the learners in the control group were taught in a traditional way with the help of the coursebook. The data were obtained by means questionnaires, interviews, learners’ logs, an Internet forum, observations as well as language tests, and they were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The results show that the experimental students manifested greater independence after the intervention and they also outperformed the controls on language tests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/19158
ISSN: 0081-6272
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