The effect of language WebQuest on the higher order thinking skills of Lebanese high school students. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author Bizri, Zeina Abdellatif
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-20T07:11:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-20T07:11:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-12-20
dc.date.submitted 2010-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/159
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (l. 93-111). en_US
dc.description.abstract The advancement in computer technology over the last forty years has affected many aspects of education. This advancement has prompted educators to gradually attempt integrating this technology into their classroom practices by using computer assisted language learning (CALL) programs. Moreover, this integration has further prompted educators to find a theoretical framework to govern their integration of information technology or IT. This paper attempts to study the extent to which CALL applications could affect students’ higher order thinking skills. It also examines the effectiveness of a WebQuest on learners’ critical thinking abilities and the practices teachers adopt to foster these abilities.The study is conducted through a mixed method causalcomparative design using purposive sampling of 48 students in three different classes. Results indicate that students who use CALL showed higher order skills such as critical thinking and problem solving in acquiring the target language than those who do not. However, the results also indicated that knowledge of use of computer key board skills and use of software and the internet could hinder learning if not dealt with efficiently. Implications for classroom teaching/learning and recommendations for future research are made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Computer-assisted instruction for foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Education, Secondary -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Critical thinking -- Computer-assisted instruction en_US
dc.subject Computer literacy en_US
dc.title The effect of language WebQuest on the higher order thinking skills of Lebanese high school students. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200302494 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nola Bacha
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Majdalani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 CD-ROM + 1 bound copy: xiv, 141 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.17 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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