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Year 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1, 44 - 58, 01.06.2020

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  • Yuce, E. (2019). Possible problems in online foreign language teaching at a university context. International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 11(2), 75–86.

Online Learning Experiences of University Students and the Effects of Online Learning on their Learning Practices

Year 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1, 44 - 58, 01.06.2020

Abstract

Online education has become an indispensable part of modern education all over the world especially in the last 20 years. One of the fields where teaching through online education has been popular and widespread is foreign language teaching. Thus, the pre-service English language teachers’ online learning experiences in their departments can be significant for both their future teaching practices and teacher education in designing and implementing the online courses for students studying in English language teaching (henceforth ELT) departments. To this end, this study aimed at understanding ELT students’ online learning experiences in online courses delivered asynchronously either as supplementary to face-to-face courses or through content that is directly delivered online independent of face-to-face courses. Apart from figuring out learners’ opinions about online learning, the effects of their online learning experiences on their study practices were scrutinized throughout the study. Designed as a qualitative study, the data were collected from 41 ELT department students in a state university and analyzed qualitatively based on identifying common themes and categories. The findings of the study showed that students held both positive and negative opinions regarding online learning. Additionally, it was found that online learning contributed to students in terms of gaining e-autonomous study skills.

References

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  • Arkorful, V., & Abaidoo, N. (2014). The role of e-learning, advantages and disadvantages of its adoption in higher education. International Journal of Education and Research, 12(2), 397–410.
  • Asiksoy, G. (2018). ELT students’ attitudes and awareness towards the use of Web 2.0 technologies for language learning. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 14(2), 240–251.
  • Aydin, S. (2012). A review of research on Facebook as an educational environment. Educational Technology Research and Development, 60(6), 1093–1106.
  • Berge, Z. L. (2013). Barriers to communication in distance education. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 14(1), 374–388.
  • Blake, R. J. (2011). Current trends in online language learning. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 31, 19–35.
  • Brick, B. (2012). The role of social networking sites for language learning in UK higher education. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2(3), 35–53.
  • Chawinga, W. D. (2017). Taking social media to a university classroom: teaching and learning using Twitter and blogs. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14(3), 1–19.
  • Costley, A., & Lange, C. (2018). The moderating effects of group work on the relationship between motivation and cognitive load. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(1), 1-23.
  • Crystal, D. (2003). English as a global language. Cambridge University Press (Second Edi). Cambridge University Press.
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  • Faizi, R., Afia, A. El, & Chiheb, R. (2013). Exploring the potential benefits of using social media in education. International Journal of Engineering, 3(4), 50 - 53.
  • Foo, S. Y., & Hussain, R. M. R. (2010). Self-directed learning in a socioconstructivist learning environment. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 9, 1913–1917.
  • Gillett-Swan, J. (2017). The challenges of online learning: Supporting and engaging the isolated learner. Journal of Learning Design, 10(1), 20-30.
  • Gluchmanova, M. (2015). Application of e-learning in foreign language teaching at the technical university. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174, 3144–3149.
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  • Sun, A., & Chen, X. (2016). Online education and its effective practice: A research review. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 15, 157–190.
  • Tamayo-Maggi, M. R., & Cajas-Quishpe, D. C. (2020). Students´ perceptions towards learning English online: An exploratory study at a Language Centre of an Ecuadorian University Percepciones. Dominio de Las Ciencias, 6(2), 659–675.
  • Taskiran, A., Gumusoglu, E. K., & Aydin, B. (2018). Fostering foreign language learning with Twitter: Reflections from English learners. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19(1), 100–116.
  • Tiryakioglu, F., & Erzurum, F. (2011). Use of social networks as an educational tool. Contemporary Educational Technology, 2(2), 135–150.
  • Wang, Y., & Sun, C. (2001). Internet-based real time language education : Towards a fourth generation distance education. CALICO Journal, 18(3), 539–561.
  • West, R., Güven, A., Parry, J., Ergenekon, T., Aşık, G., Aydın, İ., & Başıhoş, S. (2015). The state of English in higher education in Turkey: A baseline study. In British Council & TEPAV.
  • Wong, L.-H., Chai, C. S., & Poh Aw, G. (2017). Seamless language learning : Second language learning with social media. Media Education Research Journal |, 25(50), 9–20.
  • Yaman, İ. (2018). 2006 ve 2018 İngilizce öğretmenliği lisans programları üzerine karşılaştırmalı bir değerlendirme. EKEV Akademi Dergisi, 76(22), 149–164.
  • Young, S. (2006). Student Views of Effective Online Teaching in Higher Education. American Journal of Distance Education, 20(2), 65–77.
  • Yuce, E. (2019). Possible problems in online foreign language teaching at a university context. International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 11(2), 75–86.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Language and Linguistics, Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Original Article
Authors

Ali ERARSLAN (Primary Author)
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Faculty of Education, Department of English Language Teaching
0000-0003-2536-6044
Türkiye


Abdullah ARSLAN
Shanghai International Studies University
0000-0002-3979-6371
China

Publication Date June 1, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1

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APA Erarslan, A. & Arslan, A. (2020). Online Learning Experiences of University Students and the Effects of Online Learning on their Learning Practices . Language and Technology , 2 (1) , 44-58 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/lantec/issue/52176/740523