Developing computer-based structure exercises to support independent study of structure i students

Winarlim, Hady Sutris, Widiati, Agnes Santi and Pramono, Y.G. Harto (2014) Developing computer-based structure exercises to support independent study of structure i students. In: Prosiding Seminar Nasional Pendidikan Fisika dan Bahasa Inggris: Cara Praktis dan Inovatif dalam Pembelajaran Fisika dan Bahasa Inggris, May, 17, 2014, Surabaya.

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Canale and Swain in Leech and Svartvik (2002) stress that communicative competence is a composite competence which includes grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, and communication strategies. These competences and strategies have their specific roles in communication, and no one of them is less or more important in successful communication. A language user of English should have good grammar competence besides being fluent in speaking. The main problem faced by the English teachers nowadays is their students’ low motivation in learning English grammar. Providing materials which can attract students’ attention to learn more beyond classroom hours is thus important. This article reports the result of a study of developing sets of computer-based exercises as independent study materials. As they are used for independent study, they include interactive feedbacks which give inputs for the users about their answers. Four sets of software prototypes are developed based on the result of the needs analysis; they are in the forms of: completion (multiple-choice), count-non-count formation, function identification, and noun-phrase exercise. The result of the try-out shows that the users found the software useful in giving inputs to them and can be done in their free time, and the same time, they found them attractive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer-based exercise, independent study
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Proceeding > Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
Depositing User: Vincentius Widya Iswara
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 06:08
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 07:21

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