CONVENTIONAL OR ONLINE MATERIAL

CONVENTIONAL OR ONLINE MATERIAL: TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS IN AN ENGLISH FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

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Based on the latest feedback received from the supervisor in which she is asking for two chapters to be added and other things to be changed. >> >> >> >> The two
chapters which need to be added are: >> >> >> >> (1) Beliefs and perception need to be discussed from literature. (Borg & Wood) >> >> >> >> The supervisor believes
that this chapter should be the backbone of the dissertation and without it the work would be viewed as incomplete. >> >> >> >> The supervisor has emphasized on its
importance and stated a sizable section should be written – Please suggest how many pages to be added as to make it comfortably of “A” quality accepted to the
supervisor, as she keeps emphasizing on its importance and breadth. >> >> >> (2) Write more about thematic analysis. Thematic analysis: Braun & Clarke (2006 – 2013) >>
>> The between bracket mentioned authors are given by the supervisor as examples, but does not mean you have to restrict yourself to using only to those. >> >> >> >>
These two chapters are going to be checked by the supervisor once completed. The rest of the changes can be done at later time. Hence please focus on producing the “A”
Quality work of those two chapter. >> >> >> >> Below in the two sections, you would find: >> >> >> >> (A) Supervisor’s Feedback to consider on the required changes. >>
>> (B) My understanding as takeaway from the meeting with my supervisor on the required changes >> >> >> >> =============== (A) Supervisor Feedback===================
>> >> >> >> § Literature Review: 27 pages? >> >> – Some definition. Do you adopt a particular definition yourself? You should have a definition of “Online” and “Off-
Line” of your own. >> >> – Students and teachers’ perceptions – traditional vs. online (Need to be checked) >> >> >> >> § Theories Mentioned: Behaviorism,
Constructivism, Teachers and Students Beliefs (Borg? Woods) – See red bold type p38/39 >> >> >> >> § Section p40 – Instructors and learners’ perceptions regarding
beliefs of online vs traditional materials – It looks somewhat superficial – need to be enriched. >> >> >> >> § Section P44- Merits and Demerits of using traditional
versus online publication in language teaching at the LC. >> >> Is this still literature review? Or starting analyzing the data (It seems there are much of overlap of
Analysis in Literature Review section – This need to be corrected) as Its unusual to have a content specific focus (the LC) in a literature review. >> >> >> >> § P49
Reasons for students and teacher preferences >> >> The literature review reviews various literatures in relation to pros and cons of online versus traditional
materials. These sections are a necessary part of the review but there is something missing. There is little theoretical ‘left’ here. E.g. Standing back from this is a
theoretical …. >> >> >> >> § P71 – Findings (Overall 80 Pages) >> >> Based on the results from interviews questionnaires ‘QUALITATIVE’. >> >> I like the use of
qualitative quotes, some though are a bit long. >> >> This section is 10 pages, most of it compromising of the quotes. >> >> >> >> § P81 – Quantitative Analysis; (Q-
How many Participants in this sample, is this sample large enough for quantification) >> >> >> >> § P110 – Highlighted in red Bold: Points to Perceptions and Attitude
of Students. >> >> >> >> § P111 – e.g. attempts are made to relate the findings to the literature. This shouldn’t be in the Discussion Section? >> >> >> >> § P120 –
Why back to qualitative? Repetitive? >> >> Methodology/ Methods should be taken care of in Methodology and Methods Section. >> >> >> >> § P122 – More discussion about
participants and research procedures. >> >> >> >> § Overall: >> >> – Qualitative + Quantitative data presented? >> >> – Qualitative quotes used well, but some far too
long (Please review the Teachers Quotes and make them shorter) >> >> – Not sure about back and forth of qualitative-quantitative-qualitative, please ensure proper
harmony and sequence with proper flow not to alternate between the two methods. >> >> – Repetition of methodology/methods/methodology (Should have precise definitions
of these concepts and avoid repetition of information related to that chapter.) >> >> >> >> ========== End of Supervisor Feedback============================= >> >> >>
>> =============== (B) My understanding of the supervisor’s Feedback========= >> >> >> >> – Literature (theory) is short needs to be longer. >> >> – Beliefs and
perception need to be discussed from literature. A section needs to be added about believes and perceptions (Borg & Wood) >> >> – A definition of online and offline of
your own. >> >> – Merits and demerits should be discussed in general in literature not Oman >> >> – Lots of repetition in section (2.3) >> >> – Long quotes in
qualitative discussion make them short >> >> – There should be no case study >> >> – Write more about thematic analysis. Thematic analysis: Braun & Clarke (2006 –
2013) >> >> – Consistency in charts colors >> >> – Dates should be in brackets ‘s ( ) once it comes to quotes for example in Cole (2008)’s should be written as Cole’s
(2008), this should be corrected for all similar quotes. >> >> – Don’t use the term “Units” you should say participants or people >> >> – The third Question “What’s
the contribution of Traditional Textbooks and Online Materials in Students Academic Achievements” should be replaced by: >> >> How far do teachers and students
believes impact in choosing materials at L.C? >> >> – There’s no case study in the dissertation, and if so, you need to justify and define. >> >> ============= End of
(B) My understanding of the supervisor’s Feedback======== >> >

Some of the page numbers might get a bit shifted, please ensure your allocate properly the right section as feedback from supervisor, as referenced above.

On doing the work please ensure you do the work in (Track Review Mode) in the word document <<(2017.12.04)81956652_revised_file.docx>> so I can see and identify the
additional two chapters work and see the amendments/omissions/additions/changes the writer/s do.