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Supporting Online L2 Academic Reading Comprehension with Computer-mediated Synchronous Discussion and Elaborative Feedback

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Bown, AN ORCID: 0000-0003-3735-7006 2018 , 'Supporting Online L2 Academic Reading Comprehension with Computer-mediated Synchronous Discussion and Elaborative Feedback' , The Reading Matrix, vol. 18, no. 1 , pp. 41-63 .

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Abstract

This mixed-methods study investigated the use of both post-reading computer-mediatedsynchronous discussions and elaborative feedback incorporated within online reading textsas supports for second language readers in academic contexts. The participants were 202students studying at a higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates. The datacollection instruments consisted of pre-and post-test measures of online readingcomprehension, a post-reading online synchronous text discussion, and an onlinequestionnaire. The results of the quasi-experiment showed a significant, positive effect onreading comprehension for post-reading, computer-mediated synchronous discussions.Furthermore, an analysis of discussion logs and questionnaire responses supported the use of both post-reading synchronous discussions and elaborative feedback for enhancing online L2 reading comprehension.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bown, AN
Keywords: elaborative feedback, second language reading, computer-mediated communication
Journal or Publication Title: The Reading Matrix
Publisher: The Reading Matrix, Inc
ISSN: 1533-242X
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