THE EFFECT OF WEBQUESTS ON THE WRITING AND READING PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Keywords: WebQuests, English as a foreign language, writing skills, reading skills

Abstract

WebQuests are increasingly becoming popular in teaching English as a foreign language since they provide learners with authentic and collaborative tasks. The aim of this study was to explore whether using WebQuests is effective in enhancing writing and reading performance of students at a university level. The experimental groups were taught through traditional instruction with the elements of WebQuests as additional reading and writing activities. The control groups had the traditional ESL lessons only. Significant differences occurred in the experimental groups in reading and writing performance in the post-tests.Comparing these results with those of the pre-tests, the authors draw a conclusion that using WebQuests can enhance students’ reading and writing performance. The findings of this study indicate that WebQuests have potential in enhancing reading and writing abilities of students.

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Author Biographies

Liudmyla V. Berezova, AgrobiologicalSpecialitiesNational University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
PhD (Psychology), associate professor of the Department of English for Technical and
Svitlana V. Mudra, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
PhD (Pedagogy), associate professor of the Department of English for Technical and Agrobiological Specialities
Kateryna H. Yakushko, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
PhD (Pedagogy), senior lecturer of the Department of English for Technical and Agrobiological Specialities

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Published
2018-04-30
How to Cite
Berezova, L. V., Mudra, S. V., & Yakushko, K. H. (2018). THE EFFECT OF WEBQUESTS ON THE WRITING AND READING PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Information Technologies and Learning Tools, 64(2), 110-118. https://doi.org/10.33407/itlt.v64i2.1979
Section
ICT and learning tools in the higher education establishments