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ERIC Number: EJ1201495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of e-Mail and WhatsApp on Jordanian EFL Learners' Paraphrasing and Summarizing Skills
Bataineh, Ruba Fahmi; Baniabdelrahman, Abdallah Ahmad; Khalaf, Kafa Mohammad Bani
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v14 n3 p131-148 2018
This study examines the potential effect of an eight-week e-mail- and WhatsApp-based instructional treatment on 45 Jordanian EFL tenth-grade students' paraphrasing and summarizing skills. Three instruments were used for data collection: a pre-test, a post-test, and an interview schedule. The findings reveal statistically significant differences (at a= 0.05) in the participants' mean scores on the post-test in favor of those in the WhatsApp group, combined e-mail and WhatsApp group, and e-mail group, respectively. The findings also reveal that the treatment has a significantly higher effect of on paraphrasing than on summarizing. Several pedagogical implications and recommendations are put forth.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Mail, Computer Mediated Communication, Language Skills, Females, Content Analysis, Language Processing
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan