Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
English as a Second Language
Dr. Pamela Anderson-Mejias
Dr. Linda M. Belau
Dr. Yong Lang
The purpose of this investigation is to consider whether using web-enhanced material improves proportionally students' reading comprehension skills. In addition student attitudes are considered. Two groups of students at the University of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico were chosen as a census: a group of nursing students taking a course on reading comprehension of nursing articles in English and a group of students studying to be teachers of English as a foreign language. Reading selections were uploaded on the internet using the WebCT platform. The students were to read the selections and answer quizzes. The students took a pre- and post-test to determine if there was improvement in reading comprehension. At the end of each of the tests there was a section to determine the attitudes of the students toward reading and use of the web. Results show improvement in reading comprehension and evidence a positive change of attitude toward web usage.
University of Texas-Pan American
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