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The face-to-face and the online learner: a comparative study of tutorial support for Open and Distance Language Learning and the learner experience with audio-graphic SCMC

Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando (2006). The face-to-face and the online learner: a comparative study of tutorial support for Open and Distance Language Learning and the learner experience with audio-graphic SCMC. The Reading Matrix, 6(3) pp. 248–268.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a large-scale quantitative study into the student population of the online and face-to-face versions of a language course to find out whether there are any salient differences. The paper also reports on a smaller group of students and their impressions of audiographic conferencing and learning with it, as well as their reasons for choosing to use Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (SCMC) over face-to-face. The data suggests that there are not many differences between online and face-to-face learners but there are differences in course marks. The responses suggest that despite some technical problems, the software is generally liked and perceived to provide a good, convenient learning environment.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1533-242X
Keywords: face-to-face learning; distance learning; online learning; computer-assisted learning
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20852
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 09:35
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 10:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20852
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