Sunday 8:40-9:30 AM
CAI at Suranaree University of Technology
Maneepen Apibalsri & Nattaya Puakpong
Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand
This presentation focuses on the use of a CAI English program which
was developed by three English instructors at Suranaree University of
Technology (SUT), Thailand. The areas investigated are ease of operation,
presentation format, content of lessons, environmental impacts on learning,
and beneficial characteristics in helping the students' learning. Two groups
of students were asked to answer questionnaires. The first group were those
who passed the English placement test and were exempted from English I
and II and took English III which was CAI based with teacher monitoring.
The second group were those who started English II which was 50% in a traditional
classroom and 50% in the computer lab with the teachers' monitoring. Second
group studied English III the following term.
It was found that the program was highly satisfactory in all areas
investigated. However, it could be further developed to enhance the students'
effective English learning.