Effects of Autonomous Learning Software on Chinese Learners’ English Performance and Course Assessment

Hongfu CHEN, Xiaojuan YIN

Abstract


Based on the construction of an autonomous learning platform for college English learners, a one-year teaching reform experiment has been carried out and 204 subjects were involved. Data collection was conducted mainly through questionnaires and the subjects’ autonomous learning achievements, regular grades, final exam performance, and English listening achievements. The software SPSS17.0 was applied to analyze those data. The results reveal that the experimental class’ achievements on the self-learning platform are positively correlated with their achievements in the final examination. In addition, the correlation between the experimental class’ regular grades and final exam performance is more statistically significant than the control class; moreover, the experimental class performed significantly better than the control class in the English listening test. The vast majority of the students in the experimental class hold positive attitudes towards the software; however, there is still some room to improve it.


Keywords


Autonomous learning; Achievements; Regular grades; Grades in final exam; English listening

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.hess.1927024020130503.2939

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