English for academic purposes in Israel: Perceptions of e-learning from the perspectives of learners and teachers

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Abstract

This exploratory study investigates, from the perspectives of learners and teachers, how e-learning is implemented in the domain of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), particularly in the teaching of reading and writing skills in universities and colleges in Israel. The study adapts Ben Shneiderman's [1] view that learner-centered measures should be used to evaluate educational progress. The study was conducted in a natural setting, using a grounded approach and qualitative interpretation of data. Teachers who used e-learning responded to open-ended questions about their practices. Their students responded to open-ended questions which explored their perceptions of learning outcomes in academic language courses. To elicit in-depth reflection, volunteer students and teachers were interviewed. The findings may lay the groundwork for future studies exploring how e-learning affects students' learning strategies, teacher/student relationships, the very nature of the classroom, to name but a few theoretical and pedagogical issues encountered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 4th Int. Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007. Held as Part of HCI Int. 2007 Proc.
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages776-785
Number of pages10
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783540732822
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 22 Jul 200727 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume4556 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period22/07/0727/07/07

Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • E-learning
  • EAP
  • Perceived learning outcomes

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