Alpsoy, Zeynep Eda
This study aims to investigate student experiences, satisfaction, and the relationship between these two dimensions during the online language learning process at a preparatory school. Student experiences are examined with a focus on instructor support, peer relations, technical support and course activities and materials. Additionally, learner characteristics, such as gender, employment status, language level, achievement, prior online learning experiences, issues experienced in online learning and their relation to student satisfaction are investigated. Both quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments were used. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was used in the quantitative data collection stage (n=226). Qualitative data were gathered via interviews conducted individually with 13 students. To analyze the quantitative data, both descriptive and inferential statistics were used. Qualitative data were analyzed via descriptive content analysis. Learners’ perception of the online learning environment factors was found to be positive, yet students’ overall satisfaction with the fully online language learning process was comparatively lower. Correlation analyses showed that there was a significant relationship between learners’ view of the learning environment and student satisfaction. Having previous online learning experience and experiencing access problems were found to be significantly related to learner satisfaction. Positive aspects of learning online included not spending time on transportation, studying at the comfort of home and having access to a wealth of online materials while loss of motivation and concentration, lack of social connection to peers and instructors and having too much homework were found to be the negative aspects.


University preparatory school students' and teachers' perceptions of computer-assisted language learning environment
Küçük, Tuğba; Engin Demir, Cennet; Department of Educational Sciences (2009)
This study aimed at investigating university preparatory school students’ and teachers’ perceptions of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment. The sample consisted of 308 students and 50 teachers from Zonguldak Karaelmas University Preparatory School. Data was gathered from the participants via two Effective CALL Questionnaires (ECALLQ) developed by the researcher. Both inferential and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. Principal component analysis was used to find the dim...
Academic Engagement Experiences of METU FLE Students during the COVID-19 Online Education Process
Bulut, Erva; Arslan, Büşra Zeynep; Özcan, Burcu; Ural, Fadime; Barutçu Yıldırım, Kadriye Funda (2022-12-30)
This study aims to explore the academic engagement experiences of the Middle East Technical University (METU) Foreign Language Education (FLE) students during the COVID-19 online education process. For this purpose, a phenomenological study was carried out as a qualitative research design. The study sample consists of ten undergraduate METU FLE students. These participants were selected through a purposive sampling technique. To collect data, semi-structured interviews were held with the participants and au...
Challenges Faced by Adult Learners in Online Distance Education: A Literature Review
KARA, MEHMET; Erdogdu, Fatih; Kokoc, Mehmet; Çağıltay, Kürşat (2019-01-01)
Although online distance education provides adult learners with an opportunity for life-long learning, there are still factors challenging them to engage in educational processes. The purpose of this study is to explore the challenges faced by adult learners in online distance education through the analysis of the relevant literature. The articles (N=36) published in the key journals in the fields of open and distance education, instructional technology, and adult education were reviewed and analyzed throug...
First year engineering students understanding of tangency numerical calculation of gradients and the approximate value of a function at a point through computers
Ubuz, Behiye (2001-01-01)
This study investigated whether and how computers in realis-tic classroom settings could influence first year engineering students' learning of calculus. Four groups, including 147 students enrolled in calculus courses in four different univer-sities in England, participated in the study. Although no dis-tinguishing difference was found between the computer and the noncomputer groups, the results suggested that a signifi-cant relationship does exist between the students' perfor-mance and their perceptions o...
A comparison of efl teachers’ perceptions of language learning strategies (llss) and learners’ reported use of llss in their english language classes
Şen, Hülya; Daloğlu, Ayşegül; Department of English Language Teaching (2009)
This study aims to find out teachers’ and learners’ perception of language learning strategies (LLSs). Three psycho-social variables regarding the teachers’ use of strategy instruction at Başkent University were considered: 1. Level of awareness of language learning strategies 2. Beliefs in the effectiveness of language learning strategies 3. Ease of strategy instruction. These results were compared with the students’ reported use of LLSs to increase our awareness of students’ strategy use and needs so that...
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