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ERIC Number: EJ865558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
Traditional vs. Virtual Learning: Does It Make a Difference? ADELEX--Assessing and Developing Lexical Competence
Jaen, Maria Moreno
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v35 n1 p63-79 Jan-Jun 2009
This paper presents survey data from English Philology students (University of Granada) on a virtual course entitled ADELEX--Assessing and Developing Lexis--which was carried out in 2007-08 to enhance vocabulary acquisition. In the first part of this paper, we briefly offer a description of this second generation virtual course to enhance lexical competence. However, in the second part, we report on student perceptions about relevant aspects of web-based learning: 1) the role of the teacher; 2) the planning of the course and effectiveness of activities; 3) some differences between virtual learning and traditional learning; 4) motivation; 5) the use of communication tools: discussion forums. By and large, students showed great satisfaction at this virtual learning experience confirming the benefits of online learning versus traditional learning. Implications offered in this study may also be useful to academics interested in developing lexical competence. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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