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ERIC Number: EJ968790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
An Investigation into Reported Differences between Online Foreign Language Instruction and Other Subject Areas in a Virtual School
Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun; Patel, Ruchi
CALICO Journal, v29 n2 p269-296 Jan 2012
High school students participating in online courses offered by the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) completed end-of-course surveys in spring 2009. When the responses of 559 foreign language students were compared to students in five other subject area groups, the findings suggested foreign language students had significantly lower perceptions of their online courses in several key areas: overall success in the online environment, teacher preparation, teaching, course/assignment instructions, and level of group collaboration. A follow-up survey with open-ended questions was sent to students and teachers asking them to help explain these significant differences. The 119 students and 19 teachers who responded to follow-up questions reported that lower student perceptions of online foreign language courses might be improved by modifying specific aspects of teaching, increasing collaboration, and providing adequate support for student learning needs. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina