The impact of the use of word processors on third semester Spanish students at the University of Arizona

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Title:
The impact of the use of word processors on third semester Spanish students at the University of Arizona
Author:
Dawson, Yvette Eileen Alice, 1958-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this study, the effect of the word processor on third semester Spanish students at the University of Arizona was examined. The study was performed over two semesters, using a control and an experimental group each time. The communicative language approach for second language learning was implemented in a cooperative learning environment for both control and experimental groups. Control groups used paper and pencil to write their class essays and experimental groups used the word processor. The experimental groups outperformed the control groups. The semester variable by itself was also significant. However, there was no significant interaction between group and semester. Replication studies are needed to validate the results of this study.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Word processing in education -- Arizona.; Second language acquisition.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Educational Foundations and Administration
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe impact of the use of word processors on third semester Spanish students at the University of Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorDawson, Yvette Eileen Alice, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Yvette Eileen Alice, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study, the effect of the word processor on third semester Spanish students at the University of Arizona was examined. The study was performed over two semesters, using a control and an experimental group each time. The communicative language approach for second language learning was implemented in a cooperative learning environment for both control and experimental groups. Control groups used paper and pencil to write their class essays and experimental groups used the word processor. The experimental groups outperformed the control groups. The semester variable by itself was also significant. However, there was no significant interaction between group and semester. Replication studies are needed to validate the results of this study.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWord processing in education -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectSecond language acquisition.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Foundations and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAleamoni, Lawrence M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335814en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21023359en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17139843en_US
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