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ERIC Number: EJ1107982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
Gauge of Readiness for Internet-Based Language Learning: An 800 Pound GORILLa
Burrows, Tylor; Stepanczuk, David
JALT CALL Journal, v9 n2 p197-217 2013
This paper is based on the premise that little attention has been paid to learner preparedness for online language learning. We synthesized research on the broader topic of learner readiness for online learning, and attempt to apply those insights to the language learning context. Based on previous work, the demographic variables gender, student level, age, nationality, and area of study and the nondemographic variables learner autonomy, computer self-efficacy, attitude towards online learning, motivation, and English language self-efficacy are proposed as possible indicators of preparedness. A self-assessment survey tool was prepared, piloted, and then applied to a sample of 92 students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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