After analyzing both computer questionnaires the data also indicated that participants had the resources and the ability. The majority of the participants had computers with Internet access at home and actively used the Internet for e-mailing. Those who did not have computers or Internet access at home were informed that they could use the MISA Computer Lab. In reference to Internet usage:
Percentages were similar for participants who had e-mail accounts. Those who indicated limited skill and/or knowledge of the Internet and the e-mail process voluntarily attended the e-mail training sessions arranged after the English class.
Will e-mail assist in meeting instructor objectives?
After analyzing the questionnaire data and the journal entries, it was concluded that an e-mail component would encourage an opportunity for the instructor to further meet EWP objectives by providing additional opportunities for English practice through discussion.
Will e-mail assist in meeting participant objectives?
According to participant intake forms, discussions with the IEOP Co-ordinator and participants, the objectives for taking the Business English class included:
Based on the data, it was apparent that some participants were struggling with the language skills needed for the course within the class time restrictions. Therefore, the option of e-mailing was confirmed.
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