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Digital Natives Matering the Old Techniques and the New Technology: A Comparative Study of a Relay Writing Experiment
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay was to test the hypothesis that students working collaboratively would write longer and better texts in English as their L2 when writing with the help of computers than when writing with pencil and paper. The research material was sixty texts written under three different conditions (in terms of practice and medium) by a class of twenty students working in groups of three at a högstadium. Unlike previous studies, students collaborated using the method of relay writing. Calculations were made of total number for words, number of sentences, number of long words and number of form errors. The results showed that there was only a significant difference in the form errors. The conclusion was that if motivation (generated partly by group work) is strong then the medium is not important.

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2009. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
computer, collaborative learning, cooperative learning, relay writing
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29894OAI: diva2:236014

Available from: 2010-02-10 Created: 2009-09-19 Last updated: 2010-02-10Bibliographically approved

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