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dc.contributor.advisor Abo El Seoud, Dalal
dc.contributor.advisor Azam, Mona 2019-01-15T13:08:27Z 2019-01-15T22:00:17Z Fall 2018 en_US 2019-01-15
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research is to examine the perceptions of multi-level Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) online learners of reading and creating digital comics in their online classroom. Data were collected from 23 multi-level online AFL students who participated in a 6 weeks fully online comic-based course where they read a comic each week with the teacher and create a digital comic using a web-based comic creation tool related to the topic they have read in class. Participants were asked to respond to a questionnaire and participate in group interviews at the end of the experiment. Results show that the majority of the students from different levels found reading comics to be enjoyable, motivating and useful to the development of their reading skills and vocabulary acquisition. However, students’ perceptions toward the impact of reading comics on students’ cultural awareness were more positive in the advanced class in comparison with the low-level classes. Moreover, findings revealed that creating comics was enjoyable to the majority of students and that it provided them with a sense of achievement and allowed them to be more creative with their language. Despite being viewed by the majority of the students as a time-consuming task, they stated that it was useful to their language proficiency. Thus, these results highlight the importance of integrating reading and creating comics in the AFL classrooms and opens the door for integrating more authenticity, innovation and technology in the AFL classrooms. en_US
dc.format.extent 132 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject reading comics en_US
dc.subject multimodal texts en_US
dc.subject online learning en_US
dc.subject online language learning en_US
dc.subject creating comics en_US
dc.subject arabic as a foreign language en_US
dc.subject perceptions en_US
dc.subject multimodal composition en_US
dc.subject educational technology en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.subject comics en_US
dc.subject graphic novels en_US
dc.subject arabic comics en_US
dc.subject popular culture en_US
dc.subject vocabulary en_US
dc.subject reading skills en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Reading and creating comics in the fully online AFL classroom: Students’ perceptions en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Applied Linguistics
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abo El Seoud, Dalal
dc.contributor.committeeMember El Essawi, Raghda
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hassan, Mona

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