TITLE

THE FACE-TO-FACE AND THE ONLINE LEARNER: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TUTORIAL SUPPORT FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LANGUAGE LEARNING AND THE LEARNER EXPERIENCE WITH AUDIO-GRAPHIC SCMC

AUTHOR(S)
Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;Dec2006, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p248
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper reports on a large-scale quantitative study into the student population of the online and face-to-face versions of a language course to find out whether there are any salient differences. The paper also reports on a smaller group of students and their impressions of audiographic conferencing and learning with it, as well as their reasons for choosing to use Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (SCMC) over face-to-face. The data suggests that there are not many differences between online and face-to-face learners but there are differences in course marks. The responses suggest that despite some technical problems, the software is generally liked and perceived to provide a good, convenient learning environment.
ACCESSION #
24393894

 

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