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ERIC Number: EJ1170970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Online Language Teaching: Teacher Perceptions of Effective Communication Tools, Required Skills and Challenges of Online Teaching
De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v29 n1 p129-142 Jan 2018
To date, teacher perceptions of online language teaching have attracted very little attention. However, these perceptions may influence decisions regarding instructional design, teaching practices and eventually the learning experience. Furthermore, teacher perceptions can contribute to the design of teacher training programs. This study provides teacher perceptions regarding i) effective communication tools for teaching online second language classes; ii) required teacher & instructional designer skills and iii) challenges of online teaching. Results include that student engagement and the facilitation of collaboration among students is perceived difficult, unlike the availability of user-friendly tools; that professional development is perceived necessary to acquire the indispensable technical and pedagogical skills; and that online teachers need to make a shift towards an individualized, learner-centred teaching model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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