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ERIC Number: EJ1098057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Learners' Perceptions toward Online Learning: An Application for a Synchronous E-Class
Yuzer, Volkan T.; Aydin, Belgin; Gonen, S. Ipek Kuru
Journal of Educational Technology, v6 n2 p30-40 Jul-Sep 2009
The aim of this study is to discover the effects of an e-class application on the computer and reading anxiety of learners, and the correlation between the two anxieties. The learners' perceptions of this new learning experience are also investigated. Information was obtained by using the Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale (FLRAS), the Computer Anxiety Scale (CAS) and learners' diaries. The study found that both anxieties decreased at the end of the application. A positive relationship between both types of anxiety was also identified. Students became more relaxed as they became more familiar with the new educational tool. They also displayed positive attitudes towards synchronous classes. This study demonstrates that anxiety free language learning can be created with interactive online facilities which are designed considering learners' needs and perceptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Anxiety Scale
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