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Pages: 4875-4893
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE EFFECTS OF VIRTUAL-MEDIATED PROCESS WRITING ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN NIGERIA

A. Maduekwe, T. Busari

University of Lagos (NIGERIA)
The use of technology is a very important and critically needed in learning expertise in the global zing trends of the twenty-first century. In Nigeria universities, there are evidences of lack of creativity, clumsy expression, inadequate control and organization of content, poor spellings, punctuation marks, general lack of cohesive and coherent paragraphing devices. The result is that students score poorly in their various assignments and tasks. The pre-post-test quasi-experimental research report is based on the premise that the use of Virtual Mediated Process Writing (VMPW) will improve students’ achievement in all subjects. An intact class of 150 university students in an integrated learning environment was exposed to virtual mediated writing development processes twice a week for thirty-six weeks. Using ANOVA and critical reflections of student’s scripts, it is confirmed that the (VMPW) improved their performance and motivated them significantly in their subjects areas. The paper therefore recommends among others for an inculcation of virtual learning materials into all higher education curricula. It is also noted that the strategy would promote learner’s initiative and afford exciting opportunities for independent, cooperative and collaborative work.

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A. Maduekwe, T. Busari (2009) THE EFFECTS OF VIRTUAL-MEDIATED PROCESS WRITING ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN NIGERIA, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 4875-4893.
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