The Effects of Electronic Classrooms on Learning English Composition

B. M. Stinson
K. Claus


discusses the introduction of computerized writing courses in English in colleges and universities. Traditional approach to English composition; Creation of multimedia classrooms at the Florida International University; Advantages of electronic classrooms in enhancing the learning process



Students who use online classes and courses have fewer absences, tardy arrivals, and turned in assignments on-time more often than their traditional classroom peers. Further, online students were more likely to be happy with taking a required course. Also, use of technology in the classroom helped engage students with material noting that a learning classic essay material was more interesting with the help of technology compared to learning the material in traditional lecture form.

APA Citation

Stinson, B. M., & Claus, K. (2000). The effects of electronic classrooms on learning English composition: A middle ground between traditional instruction and computer based instruction. THE Journal, 27(7), 98-102.

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Online
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)
Intervention/Areas of Study Efficacy or mode comparison, Multimedia, Self-paced learning, Student motivation, Writing support
Level of Analysis Student-level, Course-level
Specific Populations Examined First-year students
Peer-Reviewed Unknown
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics Other
Outcome Variables of Interest Academic achievement or performance, including assessment scores and course grades, Learning effectiveness, Satisfaction
Student Sample Size 500 +
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