Document Type: Original Article
English teacher at education ministry
Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran
Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
The present study intended, firstly, to investigate the effect of web-integrated instruction on self-regulated learning ability in EFL writing, and secondly, to compare and contrast the effects of paper-based feedback and web-assisted feedback on the self-regulated learning ability. To this end, a quasi-experimental design was applied for both cases. In line with the first objective, an experimental group for implementing a web-integrated instruction as treatment, and a control group with a non-web-integrated instruction were formed. Each of the mentioned groups included an average of 15 Iranian EFL students who were pre-post tested through the Academic Self-Regulated Learning Scale (ASRLS) questionnaire. In the next phase of the study, two experimental groups for the paper-based and web-assisted feedback types and a control group with no feedback were randomly taken into account. The results of the Mann-Whitney U Test indicated a statistically significant difference between the self-regulatory ability in writing tasks of the web-integrated and non-web-integrated instruction groups. The participants in the experimental group who were taught through web-integrated instruction outperformed those in the non-web-integrated group in developing their self-regulatory strategies. Moreover, comparing the self-regulatory ability of paper-based feedback, web-assisted feedback, and no feedback groups through the application of the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test revealed that there was not a statistically significant difference between them, and with respect to the type of feedback the groups received, no group outperformed another in developing their self-regulatory strategies. As a result, it might be concluded that web-integrated writing instruction might have a significant influence on the self-regulatory ability while feedback type does not.