Needs Analysis on instructors' and learners' perceptions for an online foreign languege course
Keiko Kitade, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Ritsumeikan University, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Online language instruction has increased notably in last few years. However, curriculum of most online language courses is designed based on the instructors f assumptions focusing on what the new technology can offer, but not on what the learners actually expect to learn in the online course. To design an online language course, the needs analysis of both learners f and instructors f view should be included as in regular language classes. This study investigates the students f and teachers f needs on an online foreign language course and reveals the expectations of each group. Based on the findings from the questionnaires, this presentation discusses the crucial elements for curriculum development of online language courses: expectations and needs for online foreign language courses considering both instructors f and learners f view.
Kitade, K. (2003). Needs Analysis on instructors' and learners' perceptions for an online foreign languege course. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 193-194). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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