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ERIC Number: ED564231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Exploring the Interaction between Learners and Tools in E-Learning Environments
Meri, Serpil, Paper presented at the 2015 EUROCALL Conference (22nd, Padova, Italy, Aug 26-29, 2015)
The present research explores the interaction between learners and tools in e-learning environments. In order to explore that issue, this study analyzed and interpreted the findings obtained through observation and interview with 10 international students who wished to improve their learning of English by using the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) toolkit equipped and accessed in Blackboard, where learners can easily use it. Along with data from three-time observations and interviews, an in-depth dataset was provided by means of the think-aloud protocol method, which indicated what the students were doing with and thinking of their experiences in the process of learning in the toolkit. The findings showed that there was a substantial indication of the interaction between learners and tools in e-learning environments and the perceptions about their experience in learning in a self-directed e-learning environment, which might help designers to consider some aspects while they are setting up and improving the tools and online learning resources. In addition, the results provide more issues to discuss in terms of the benefit of promoting interaction in self-directed e-learning environments. [For full proceedings, see ED564162.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom