|Scooped by Shona Whyte|
Discussion "This study investigated the efficacy of a prototype online SI course designed to teach tertiary-level ESL learners the integrated knowledge and skills needed to address a specific vocabulary usage task involving pedagogical dictionaries. Following the intervention, SI group participants displayed significant improvements in their ability to select the correct dictionary for the task, and to exploit that dictionary in both identifying and correcting errors involving lexical patterns, as illustrated in a pair of video excerpts (see video link 4). In addition, most participants reported that they found the online materials interesting, useful and appropriately challenging, felt their vocabulary knowledge and dictionary skills had benefitted from them, and believed they should be integrated into the ESL curriculum. Together, the findings provide evidence of the potential for some aspects of L2 strategy instruction to be delivered in an
automated, online form."
Open access online article includes video excerpts from online tutoring system.