Using QEC Cloud Software to Reflective Writing on Literature Study to Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking and English Language Proficiencies

ID: 41461 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Ya-huei Wang and Hung-Chang Liao, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan

Tuesday, June 24 5:55 PM-6:15 PM Location: B3117 View on map

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Abstract: Quick English Composition (QEC) cloud software was a software used to increase students’ English writing skills while decreasing teachers’ workload. The study intended to investigate whether the use of QEC could bring any positive impact in critical thinking, English language proficiency, and student satisfaction. A pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design was used in the study. The quantitative measures in the study were English language proficiency tests, a critical thinking scale, and a student satisfaction survey. The qualitative measure used here was individual student semi-structured interviews. After a sixteen-week intervention, an independent t-test was used to compare the means on the measures. The research results revealed that the students with the assistance of QEC had higher critical thinking ability, as well as English language proficiencies. In addition, they had greater satisfaction toward their English course than those not using the cloud software.

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