The cooperative learning approach as a viable option in engaging tertiary students in online hypertext reading comprehension / Rasaya Marimuthu, Liaw Shun Chone and Lim Teck Heng

Marimuthu, Rasaya and Liaw, Shun Chone and Lim, Lim Teck Heng (2014) The cooperative learning approach as a viable option in engaging tertiary students in online hypertext reading comprehension / Rasaya Marimuthu, Liaw Shun Chone and Lim Teck Heng. Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), 2 (2). pp. 38-49. ISSN 1823464-X

Abstract

Among the boundless resources available to the ESL learners on the internet, the use of hypertext reading materials has necessitated that they employ different approaches to their language learning process. Cooperative learning (CL) is one such approach that has had a favourable effect in the traditional reading classroom. It would be a worthwhile effort to find out if the CL approach has the same effect on the learners in an online environment. Thus, the aim of this study was to find out if CL contributes towards better understanding of reading comprehension texts in terms of their reading score achievement and also their attitude towards the approach itself. The findings revealed that students showed improved achievement in their online hypertext reading comprehension scores compared to their counterparts from the non-CL group. It also showed that the CL students had better attitude towards this approach upon going through the activity. It can be deduced that online hypertext reading comprehension performance can be enhanced with the use of the CL approach. Hence, appropriately planned online reading strategy instruction with the infusion of the CL principles should be made an option so as to make the online reading experience of the students more rewarding.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Marimuthu, Rasayarasay386@ppinang.uitm.edu.my
Liaw, Shun Chonechone101@ppinang.uitm.edu.my
Lim, Lim Teck Henglimth309@ppinang.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Study and teaching
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching
ISSN: 1823464-X
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 38-49
Item ID: 29684
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative learning; reading comprehension; hypertext; online reading; second language learning
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29684

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