ERIC Number: ED328239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Language Learning: A Survey of Students Enrolled in Language Courses at a Distance in Australian Higher Education Institutions in 1985. Working Papers in Distance Education, No. 12.
Williams, Sylvia J.; Sharma, Pramod C.
A survey was conducted through the School of External Studies and Continuing Education at the University of Queensland in 1985 to ascertain the extent of foreign language teaching at a distance in Australian higher education institutions, and to seek information on a wide range of services and facilities provided to students. Of the 868 students surveyed, 358 (41%) responded to questions presented under the headings of General Information, Student Characteristics, Course Information, Seminar/Tutorial Attendance, Library Facilities, Study Centers, Assignments, Method of Assessment, Teaching, Objectives, and Assessment of Courses and Comments. Students were invited to comment on any aspect of their courses and to express their opinion on the efficacy of teaching languages at a distance. Data on programs in 14 languages at six universities and the students enrolled in them are presented in 27 tables with a minimum of interpretative comment. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., St. Lucia (Australia). School of External Studies and Continuing Education