Online Instructional Personal Environment for Deep Language Learning

Tochon, Francois V.
Karaman, Abdullah Cendel
Ökten, Celile Eren
This article focuses on the creation of instructional materials that serve as a personal environment for learning a less-commonly-taught language. The study aims to raise awareness of ways in which digital personal learning environments can be used in tandem with more formal learning strategies. The study explores self-regulated language learning within personal environments created for intermediate and advanced Turkish. We reviewed the conceptual background for the approach as well as the project-based learning strategies scaffolded in the online thematic materials. Through a 3-year longitudinal inquiry and semi-structured interviews with eight instructors who implemented the approach in four universities, the authors analyze the impact of personalized learning in developing deeper levels of language apprenticeship. The instructors we interviewed report increased growth in proficiency and accuracy in linguistic and cultural learning, as experienced in their courses through their formative and summative assessments, as well as the realization of most pedagogical goals related to language acquisition in a rich format. In light of the needs for teacher education adapted to new technologies, the paper highlights the difficulties of pedagogy for autonomy.
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching


Intelligent learning system for online learning
Serçe, Fatma Cemile; Alpaslan, Ferda Nur; Jain, Lakhmi (2008-10-01)
The paper presents an Adaptive Intelligent Learning System (AILS) designed to be used with any Learning Management System (LMS). The adaptiveness provides uniquely identifying and monitoring the learner's learning process according to the learner's profile. AILS has been implemented as a multi-agent system. The agents were developed as JADE agents. The paper presents the learning model, system components, agent behavior in learner scenarios, the ontologies used in agent communications, and the adaptive stra...
Language learning strategies and self-efficacy beliefs as predictors of english proficiency in a language preparatory school
Açıkel, Merih; Çapa Aydın, Yeşim; Department of Educational Sciences (2011)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of language learning strategy use and self-efficacy beliefs with language proficiency of the language preparatory school students. Moreover, some demographic characteristics of the participants were analyzed in relation to the proficiency scores of the students. Four hundred eighty nine language preparatory school students from one private university in Ankara were included in the study. Turkish version of Inventory of Strategies for Language Learnin...
Facilitating Contextual Vocabulary Learning in a Mobile-Supported Situated Learning Environment
Bilgin, Cigdem Uz; Tokel, Saniye Tuğba (2019-07-01)
The aim of this study was to investigate how the contextual vocabulary exploration processes of English as a Foreign Language learners can be facilitated in a mobile-supported situated learning environment. A Science and Technology Museum populated with interactive science experiments was chosen as the situated learning context. A mobile application was designed to support learners in completing the authentic tasks and facilitate learners in contextual vocabulary learning. During a 5-week period, 25 univers...
Blended Learning in a Speaking Skills Course
Balbay, Seher (null; 2017-11-25)
Technological advancements and their growing impact in education have started to modify the structure and the required environments for learning settings. In order to benefit from technological innovations and minimize the present problems, such as the increasing number of students taught by a limited number of instructors, and time constraints allocated to actual speaking practice in speakingoriented courses, a blended learning platform is planned to be launched in Middle East Technical University in the s...
Collaborative project-based learning: an integrative science and technological education project
Baser, Derya; Ozden, M. Yasar; Karaaslan, Hasan (2017-06-01)
Background: Blending collaborative learning and project-based learning (PBL) based on Wolff (2003) design categories, students interacted in a learning environment where they developed their technology integration practices as well as their technological and collaborative skills.Purpose: The study aims to understand how seventh grade students perceive a collaborative web-based science project in light of Wolff's design categories. The goal of the project is to develop their technological and collaborative s...
Citation Formats
F. V. Tochon, A. C. Karaman, and C. E. Ökten, “Online Instructional Personal Environment for Deep Language Learning,” International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, pp. 147–173, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: