Integrating e-learning into English language enhancement : designing quality content for effective learning

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Abstract

The paper investigates the effectiveness of the design and implementation of blended learning into an English language enhancement course at a university in Hong Kong. As part of a larger project of developing and incorporating SCORM-based e-learning modules for the university-wide course, the paper describes the instructional design process and development, with the subsequent incorporation of shareable learning objects within modules of the course. Feedback on the integration of the e-learning modules and their relevance and usefulness was collected in the form of questionnaires, interviews, and students’ writing samples. The evaluation of the modules focused on aspects related to the three main areas of (1) interactivity; (2) learning potential; and (3) perception for future use. Findings revealed that integrating specifically designed e-learning objects containing interactive activities into the English language course added value to the students’ learning experiences through practice and reinforcement, as well as provided opportunities for higher order analytical skills required at the tertiary level.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2016
EventThe 5th CELC Symposium: Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, Disciplines, Cultures - National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 25 May 201627 May 2016
http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/symposium/index.html

Symposium

SymposiumThe 5th CELC Symposium: Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, Disciplines, Cultures
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period25/05/1627/05/16
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