Electronic learning as an alternative delivery of English writing tutorials for the improvement of Capitol University’s students’ writing skills
Evelyn Khanser Montecalvo
Geldolin Luza Inte
Capitol University, Philippines
The study is quasi-experimental which aimed to compare the writing skills of students in the traditional face-to-face tutorial using appropriate reference materials (control group) and the students in the online CD-ROM tutorial (experimental group) using the module developed by the researcher. It attempted to answer the following questions: 1) What are the levels of writing skills of the students in the traditional face-to-face tutorials and the CD-ROM tutorials during the pretest and posttest periods? and 2) How do the students in the two groups differ in their pretest and posttest mean scores?
The posttest mean scores showed that the students in the online CD-ROM mode of tutorial yielded better results in terms of writing skills achievement than the students in the traditional face-to-face tutorial.
Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that the students in the experimental group have improved their writing skills from poor level in grammar to a very good level and from good in vocabulary and mechanics to excellent level, after they were exposed to the online CD-ROM Mode of tutorial.
Based on the findings and conclusions, the researcher recommended that: the CD-ROM Module be used as remedial lessons; students should be exposed to the use of technologies such as software, courseware and word processor focusing on writing skills development; and English professors should develop more CD-ROM modules on writing, listening, speaking, reading and study skills that consider the needs of the students.
Keywords: Electronic learning, CD-ROM module, English writing tutorial, Writing skills