بررسی برداشت فراگیران و تأثیر استفاده از نرم‌افزارEdmodo بر مهارت‌های نگارش دانشجویان مهندسی راه‌آهن

نوع مقاله: مقاله علمی - پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 گروه زبانهای خارجی. دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران

2 گروه زبانهای خارجی، دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران

10.22047/ijee.2020.206913.1694

چکیده

 با رشد سریع فناوری و استفاده از فناوری‌های اطلاعات در آموزش و یادگیری زبان، یک محیط آموزشی به نامEdmodo  به‌تازگی رواج پیدا کرده است. از آنجایی که در دانشگاه مهارت نگارش سخت‌ترین مهارت در درس زبان انگلیسی تخصصی در نظر گرفته می‌شود، در این مطالعه تلاش شد تا اثربخشیEdmodo به‌عنوان یک زمینه جدید آموزشی در مهارت نگارش آکادمیک دانشجویان مهندسی راه‌آهن بررسی شود. همچنین در این مطالعه برداشت دانشجویان از مزایا و چالش‌های نوشتن متون دانشگاهی به‌وسیلهEdmodo بررسی شد. شرکت‌کنندگان در این تحقیق 20 دانشجوی رشته مهندسی راه‌آهن از دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران بودند. ابزار پژوهش شامل آزمون تعیین سطح زبان، پیش‌آزمون، میان‌آزمون، پس‌آزمون و سه سؤال باز پاسخ بود. تجزیه و تحلیل داده‌ها نشان داد کهEdmodo بر بهبود عملکرد نگارش دانشجویان مهندسی راه‌آهن تأثیر مثبت دارد. نتایج همچنین نشان داد که سرعت پایین بارگذاری مطالب و دسترسی بهEdmodo و آگاهی نداشتن از ارسال فایل عمده‌ترین معایب Edmodo هستند، در حالی‌که ایجاد تعامل و تبادل نظر با دیگر دانشجویان، امکان مشاهده مطالب به اشتراک گذاشته شده دیگر دانشجویان، کمک به یکدیگر در رفع مشکلات مربوط به مهارت نگارش و الگوبرداری از نظرها و سبک نوشتار دیگران مزایای گزارش شده توسط دانشجویان هستند.

کلیدواژه‌ها


عنوان مقاله [English]

THE EFFECT OF EDMODO ON RAILWAY ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC WRITING AND PERCEPTIONS

نویسندگان [English]

  • Mahboubeh Taghizadeh 1
  • Mina Basirat 2
  • Atena Ejtehadi 2
1 Department of Foreign Languages, Iran University of Science and Technology
2 Department of Foreign Languages, Iran University of Science and Technology
چکیده [English]

With the rapid growth in technology and the use of information technologies in today’s language teaching and learning, a recent educational site known as Edmodo came to vogue. Since writing is considered as the most demanding skill in technical English courses, this study was conducted to explore the effectiveness of Edmodo as a novel pedagogical platform on Railway Engineering students’ academic writing. It also aimed to determine their perceptions of the advantages and challenges of writing academic texts via Edmodo. The participants were 20 railway engineering students at Iran University of Science and Technology. A language proficiency test, a pretest, midtest, and a posttest followed by three open-ended questions were the instruments of this study. The analysis of the data showed that Edmodo had a positive impact on improving railway engineering students’ writing performance. The results also revealed that low speed of uploading and access to Edmodo and uncertainty about the submission of the tasks were the most frequent drawbacks of Edmodo, whereas cooperation and sharing comments about other classmates’ writings, having access to others’ production, assisting classmates in solving their writing problems, using their comments and style of writing as a model for improving writing were the benefits reported by the students, respectively.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • academic writing
  • Edmodo
  • English for engineering students
  • advantages of Edmodo
  • challenges of Edmodo
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