VOL. 2, NO. 1; JANUARY
Table of Content

Articles

Computer – Media Corrective Feedback on the Development of Grammar for Second Language Teachers

Kamryn Calderon


Abstract:

The present study investigated the impact of two types of computer-mediated corrective feedback on the development of learners’ second language (L2) knowledge: (1) implicit feedback in the form of recast, and (2) explicit feedback in the form of meta-linguistic feedback. The participants of this study, 30 beginning level learners of English, were randomly divided into two experimental groups and one control group. The experimental groups completed two computer-mediated focused tasks activities about the target structure in the study. During task-based interaction via text-chat, the learners received focused, corrective feedback when an error was made with the target form. Acquisition was measured by means of the three tests: computerized fill-in-the-blank test, grammatical judgment test, and a meta-linguistic knowledge test. Analysis of the results on the computerized fill-in-the-blank test and the meta-linguistic knowledge test indicated that the experimental groups who received computer-mediated corrective feedback in the form of meta-linguistic feedback and recast differed significantly from the control group. The results obtained from the grammatical judgment test showed some benefits though the values obtained did not reach statistical significance. The findings also indicated computer-mediated corrective feedback in the form of meta-linguistic feedback is more effective than computer-mediated corrective feedback in the form of recast.

The Relationship Of Selected Critical Variables ICT And Educational Performance

Prince Smith


Abstract:

This original data-based study set out to measure the use of the internet as an information and communication tool in promoting educational performance and knowledge of Covenant University undergraduates, and analyze the inter-relationship of selected social and demographic and other relevant variables. Four hypotheses were tested and analyzed with the use of Chi square analysis and computed correlation using SPSS. The first hypothesis proposes that there will be significant relationship and correlations between internet usage and the sex of the respondents. The second hypothesis> proposes that there will be significant relationship between internet knowledge and the age of the respondents. The third hypothesis proposes that there will be significant relationship between internet knowledge and the academic performance of the respondents. The last hypothesis proposes that there will be significant relationship between internet usage and the academic performance of the respondents. The study revealed some interesting correlation among the critical variables. Based on the finding of the research, some far reaching recommendations are suggested.