Investigating the need for computer assisted cooperative learning to improve reading skills among Yemeni University EFL students: A needs analysis study

Amr Abdullatif Yassin, Norizan Abd Razak, Nor Rizan Mohamad Maasum

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Abstract

The aim of this needs analysis article was to investigate the students' needs for computer assisted cooperative learning (CACL) in studying reading skills. The needs analysis depends on present situation analysis (PSA). The result of the analysis showed that both professors and students use the internet for reading outside the university. Moreover, both professors and students showed that the students need CALL, cooperative learning in studying reading skills. There is a need, therefore, for implementing computer assisted cooperative learning in teaching reading comprehension skills because this is a new method for Yemeni students and it might help them to improve their reading skills as reading has not been improved among Yemeni university EFL students in the last two decades. More importantly, although Yemeni students have not experienced e-learning before, they are willing to accept CACL as a new teaching method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

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Keywords

  • CALL
  • Computer assisted cooperative learning
  • Cooperative learning
  • Needs analysis
  • Reading skills
  • Yemeni University EFL students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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