ERIC Number: EJ774660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Reference Count: 38
Implementing E-Learning Components with Adult English Language Learners: Vital Factors and Lessons Learned
Coryell, Joellen E.; Chlup, Dominique T.
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v20 n3 p263-278 Jul 2007
The growing use of both computers and the Internet in adult English language classrooms has widespread implications for English language programs. As computer access increases, so do new learning technologies in adult literacy education. Specifically, this paper is interested in the case of adult English language instruction, also commonly referred to as English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and blending e-learning components as tools for supporting English acquisition. Increasingly in adult English language classrooms, e-learning is being employed as an instructional strategy. Given the multitude of options, how do instructors and program directors of English Language Learners (ELLs) begin to choose an approach that is right for their programs and learners? Through the analysis of survey and focus group data, this study explored how programs across the United States are successfully implementing e-learning components in their adult English language classrooms.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy Education, Educational Strategies, Focus Groups, Adult Literacy, Access to Computers, English (Second Language), Educational Technology, Adult Education, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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