Web-based learning tool: design and development of an online basic English support material for young children at elementary level

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2003
Durdu, Levent
This study investigated the students̕ and teacher̕s perception of a web-based learning tool for an English course which was given as a second language at elementary level. The site was used as a supplementary material for 8th grade students in METU College. The researcher developed the site specifically for this study and in the development process internet and database technologies were used.The data were collected from the 22, 8th grade students through a computer attitude scale and a questionnaire, which was developed by the researcher. An interview with the course teacher was conducted. Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions and researcher observation were used to express the results of the study. The results showed that the site was perceived positively by more than half of the students in terms of vocabulary learning through the dictionary and activities page. The site was evaluated by the students and nearly most of the students found the site to be useful in terms of acquiring hearsay through the dictionary and the chat page of the site. More than half of the students perceived the chat environment more suitable for communication than classroom environment. The course teacher evaluated the site to be useful in terms of vocabulary learning, hearsay and online communication.

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L. Durdu, “ Web-based learning tool: design and development of an online basic English support material for young children at elementary level,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.