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Title: Online versus Face-to-face: Motivating and demotivating factors in an EAP writing course
Paper URL: http://journal.jaltcall.org/articles/6_3_Rubesch.pdf
Author: Merica McNeil
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Homepage: http://slat.arizona.edu/merica-mcneil
Institution: University of Arizona
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Although motivating and demotivating factors have been established for second language learners in face-to-face classes, it is not clear how these factors relate to students in online learning contexts. By analyzing open-ended questionnaire responses, we examined similarities and differences between students’ self- reported motivational factors in online and face-to-face versions of the same undergraduate EAP writing course. We discovered four major differences: social/interaction, convenience and flexibility, the new/fun/interesting/easy expectation, and the frustration factor.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: JALT CALL Journal, 2010, Vol. 6., No. 3., pp. 235-250
URL: http://journal.jaltcall.org/articles/6_3_Rubesch.pdf


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