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Online Language Teaching: Teacher Perceptions of Effective Communication Tools, Required Skills and Challenges of Online Teaching
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, VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Belgium ; , , VUB, Belgium

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 29, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

To date, teacher perceptions of online language teaching have attracted very little attention However, these perceptions may influence decisions regarding instructional design, teaching practices and eventually the learning experience Furthermore, teacher perceptions can contribute to the design of teacher training programs This study provides teacher perceptions regarding i) effective communication tools for teaching online second language classes; ii) required teacher & instructional designer skills and iii) challenges of online teaching Results include that student engagement and the facilitation of collaboration among students is perceived difficult, unlike the availability of user-friendly tools; that professional development is perceived necessary to acquire the indispensable technical and pedagogical skills; and that online teachers need to make a shift towards an individualized, learner-centred teaching model

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De Paepe, L., Zhu, C. & Depryck, K. (2018). Online Language Teaching: Teacher Perceptions of Effective Communication Tools, Required Skills and Challenges of Online Teaching. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 29(1), 129-142. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 18, 2019 from .

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