Pedagogical Methods in Web-Based Language Teaching
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education / [ed] Liu, C.-C., Japan: ICCE 2014 Organizing Committee , 2014, , 5 p.768-772 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents a research project that is being conducted at Dalarna University in Sweden. The aim is to study the following: 1) The quality of online language education compared with that of campus education, and 2) Advantages and disadvantages of online language education and how the disadvantages might be overcome. The project consists of two parts: pedagogical methods in online language education from the teachers’ point of view and from the students’ point of view. The first part was conducted in 2012 and various characteristics (benefits and difficulties) of online language education were identified. Flexibility and wider opportunities were general benefits, while lack of physical co-presence, difficulty in having lively debates/discussions, and high dropout rates were among the problems. The second part of the project (being conducted in 2014) aims to investigate how students experience online language learning. The goal is to explore alignments and misalignments between teachers’ perspectives and students’ perspectives, and to develop methods to enhance the quality of online education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Japan: ICCE 2014 Organizing Committee , 2014. , 5 p.768-772 p.
pedagogical methods, synchronous online education, social aspects of online education
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Intercultural Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-16794OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-16794DiVA: diva2:786178
The 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, Japan.