Comparing computer software programs: Determining the most efficient system for teaching English language learners
Jonni Goodine, Northcentral University, United States
Northcentral University . Awarded
This evaluative study was designed to clearly investigate and compare computer software programs and determine which software program ( Tell Me More Kids and Live Action English Interactive) was most effective in helping the English Language Learners (ELL) to expeditiously learn English. The system of study put into consideration the ease of students' adaptability to the learning aid inculcated into the research. The qualitative methodology approach was employed. Data were gathered from pretests, posttests, classroom observations, and student assessments. The varying levels of comprehension of what is being read and/or written come into play at every stage of the learning process. A comparison of the rate of language assimilation of randomly selected ELLs based on the use of technology was completed. High interest level technology programs were chosen to teach ELLs the English language. Data determined that students did increase their ability to understand English with the use of computers in measurable ways. The observed improvements were marginal between the two groups studied but each group, based on the findings, showed academic increase.
Goodine, J. Comparing computer software programs: Determining the most efficient system for teaching English language learners. Ph.D. thesis, Northcentral University.
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