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The Effects of Wiki Activities on Undergraduates’ EFL Grammar Achievement and Its Relationship to Time on Task

Cooper Singman, Hsin-Lin Lu
Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Tatung University 40, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City 104, Taiwan Tel: 886-2-2182-2928 #6802 E-mail: cooper@ttu.edu.tw
Abstract :

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of wiki-based language learning activities with Face-to-face (FTF) language learning activities on the development of English grammatical competence at a Taiwanese university. A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest design was utilized. A convenience sample of 84 EFL undergraduates officially enrolled in the college voluntarily participated in the study. An ANCOVA was conducted to assess whether wiki activities can bring about significantly better outcomes regarding English grammar usage. Results indicated that the wiki group significantly outperformed the FTF group. The results also indicated that there was a significant difference in students’ time devoted to English grammar activities between the treatment group and the control group in favor of the treatment group. Furthermore, there was a statistically significant relationship between the time spent on wiki sites and students’ English grammar achievement gains. The time students in the treatment group spent on grammar activities increased when they used the wiki. Overall, treatment group students’ devotion to the wiki activities brought about effective language learning.

Keywords :
wiki; EFL; grammar; time on task

Date Deposited : 09 Apr 2015 12:22

Last Modified : 09 Apr 2015 12:22

Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/issue/view/291

Volume 2, Number 2, - 2014 , ISSN 2325-0887

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