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ERIC Number: ED564221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
An Investigation of a Multimedia Language Lab Project in Turkish State Universities
Karatay, Yasin, Paper presented at the 2015 EUROCALL Conference (22nd, Padova, Italy, Aug 26-29, 2015)
This paper reports on a nation-wide study designed to investigate the use of Multimedia Language Labs (MLLs) and the attitudes of students toward MLLs at tertiary level. The study will also explore the factors affecting students' attitudes towards MLLs. In an attempt to catch up with the technology, many institutions have invested in MLLs and included them in their curricula. In the same vein, in 2012, the Council of Higher Education in Turkey equipped all state universities with MLLs. Since they are new in Turkey and they have many differences from traditional labs available in almost all of the schools of foreign languages, a nation-wide study is needed to explore how they are perceived by students. The purpose of this study is to investigate, a) the attitudes of students towards MLLs, and b) the factors affecting students' attitudes towards MLLs. Questionnaires were used as a data collection instrument. Since this is the first research conducted on MLLs in Turkey, it has the potentiality of taking a snapshot of a country in terms of the current use of these labs. This study also reveals suggestions for material designers. [For full proceedings, see ED564162.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey