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Collaborative Writing and Individual Writing: Improving Writing in an L2 Class
Vithanage, Ramyadarshanie I.

2013, Master of Arts (MA), Ohio University, Linguistics (Arts and Sciences).
This research study reports on a mixed-methods study about potential learning gains with collaborative writing using web-based word processing software (Google Documents). It seeks to determine whether web-based collaborative writing helps English language learners improve their individual writing scores. Participants were 59 learners in a large Midwestern university in a fundamental writing skills class. The study examines if the experimental group students, after completing four in-class collaborative assignments, achieve better gain scores than the control group, which completed four in-class individual writing assignments. Qualitative data explores teacher and student attitudes towards web-based collaborative writing as well as class observation data. The findings of the study show that learners of the experimental group showed better mean score gains than learners of the control group. Data also indicates that the overall attitude towards in-class collaborative writing was positive among learners and teachers.
Greg Kessler, Dr. (Committee Chair)
Dawn Bikowski, Dr. (Committee Member)
Abraham Reshad, Mr. (Committee Member)
147 p.

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