Student learning of elementary Japanese in online and traditional instructional environments
Christy Mostajo Alarcon, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, United States
University of Hawai'i at Manoa . Awarded
The differences between traditional and CMC instructional environments in student learning of a second language were investigated through qualitative observations and interviews of students enrolled in both classes taught by the same instructor, with the same content and material used. The study addressed in depth the learning processes of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of second language, the dynamics of student-instructor and student-student interaction and the patterns of student participation. The major findings were: (a) reading and writing skills were heavily emphasized in CMC class and learning of those skills was more of a collaborative process; (b) because of the lack of synchronous communication in CMC class, speaking and listening skills were independently learned and practiced; (c) interactions between the students and instructor in CMC class were simple and more directly course related; (d) and there were more equalized participation patterns among students and the instructor in the CMC instructional environment.
Alarcon, C.M. Student learning of elementary Japanese in online and traditional instructional environments. Master's thesis, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Retrieved February 20, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/117308/.
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