Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students

Uso de estrategias gráficas, tecnológicas e interactivas para la comprensión lectora en EFL: un estudio de caso que involucra a estudiantes de ingeniería

Authors

  • Julia Valeska Barraza

Keywords:

interactive graphic organiser, strategies, technology, English reading comprehension, engineering students (en).

Keywords:

organizador gráfico interactivo, estrategias, tecnología, comprensión lectora en inglés, estudiantes de ingeniería (es).

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Abstract (en)

This qualitative case study engaged a group of engineering students in the use of interactive graphical and technological strategies called interactive graphic organisers (IGOs). IGOs are computer software that provide graphic organising support in order to improve the level of reading comprehension among users. The participants were asked to use three different types of IGOs: cause and effect, a sequence of events, and pros and cons while reading texts. Survey data was gathered through an opinion survey with the intention of collecting and evaluating the students’ perceptions of the use of the IGO software. Findings revealed that most of the learners’ opinions expressed that the use of IGOs was effective. Engineering students also expressed that they would have liked more opportunities to use this software. They felt that by using IGOs, they not only improved their reading scores, but also enjoyed their experience using new strategies via the software.

Abstract (es)

Esta investigación cualitativa da cuenta del uso de un software con estrategias gráficas, interactivas y tecnológicas, llamado OGIs (organizadores gráficos interactivos), por parte de un grupo de estudiantes de ingeniería. OGI es un software para organizar textos en forma gráfica que mejora el nivel de comprensión lectora de los usuarios. Los participantes utilizaron tres tipos diferentes de OGIs mientras leían los textos, causa y efecto, secuencia de eventos y ventajas y desventajas. La información se recolectó por medio de una encuesta de opinión con la finalidad de recoger y evaluar su percepción sobre el uso del software OGI. Las respuestas revelaron que la mayoría de los estudiantes de ingeniería percibieron el uso de este software como efectivo. Ellos sintieron que usando los OGIs no sólo mejoraron sus notas en lectura, sino que también disfrutaron la experiencia que tuvieron utilizando este nuevo software de estrategias gráficas.

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Barraza, J. V. (2014). Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 16(1), 29–39. https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a03

ACM

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Barraza, J.V. 2014. Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 16, 1 (Jan. 2014), 29–39. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a03.

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Barraza, J. V. Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2014, 16, 29-39.

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BARRAZA, J. V. Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 29–39, 2014. DOI: 10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a03. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/5388. Acesso em: 30 jul. 2021.

Chicago

Barraza, Julia Valeska. 2014. “Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 16 (1):29-39. https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a03.

Harvard

Barraza, J. V. (2014) “Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 16(1), pp. 29–39. doi: 10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a03.

IEEE

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J. V. Barraza, “Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 29–39, Jan. 2014.

MLA

Barraza, J. V. “Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 29-39, doi:10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a03.

Turabian

Barraza, Julia Valeska. “Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 16, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 29–39. Accessed July 30, 2021. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/5388.

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Barraza JV. Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: a case study involving engineering students. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2014Jan.1 [cited 2021Jul.30];16(1):29-3. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/5388

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