The effects of primary and secondary language literacy in online learning

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Abstract

This paper explores the affect literacy level and taking an online course in a primary or secondary language has upon students' perceptions, and overall academic progress in online courses. One particular concept, The Matthew Effect, purports that an individual's reduced reading ability will impact the uptake of information in other subject areas (Stanovich, 1986). Data gathered from online courses offered at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) university indicated that an increase in perceived literacy level correlates with an increase in successful learning outcomes in online courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012
Pages279-286
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jul 17 2012Jul 20 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period7/17/127/20/12

Keywords

  • Education
  • Language
  • Learning
  • Literacy
  • Online
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems

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    Arnold, S. D., & Torres, D. (2012). The effects of primary and secondary language literacy in online learning. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012 (pp. 279-286). (Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012).