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IJIET 2020 Vol.10(3): 186-190 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.3.1361

A Study of English Writing Instruction with Use of Multimedia

Rong-Wang Hsu, Chia-Ying Chang, and Hann-Jang Ho

Abstract—Educational technology is nowadays prevailing worldwide. By using and managing appropriate online resources, students are able to facilitate learning and improve performance. With Internet technology and multimedia, the style of teaching and learning is gradually changing. In the traditional classroom, teaching materials are amplified by using technology and multimedia, such as videos, images and sound. The development in multimedia brought the transitions in the forms of teaching materials and instructional tools. The purpose of this research is to investigate effect of teaching English writing with multimedia to 3rd graders in senior high school in Taiwan. With descriptive-qualitative design, this paper aims to answer how multimedia effect students’ learning results by looking into the topical structures employed in students’ descriptive writings after a series of instruction implemented with multimedia in English writing classes. Based on the above conclusions, it is highly recommended that writing instruction combined with multimedia be introduced as one of writing approaches in Taiwan in order to enhance the coherence in EFL writing.

Index Terms—English writing, multimedia, English instruction, educational technology.

The authors are with Department of Applied Digital Media, Wufeng University, Taiwan (e-mail: ronger@wfu.edu.tw, andreanchang@gmail.com, hhj@wfu.edu.tw).


Cite: Rong-Wang Hsu, Chia-Ying Chang, and Hann-Jang Ho, "A Study of English Writing Instruction with Use of Multimedia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 186-190, 2020.

Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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