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dc.contributor.authorKyppö, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-14T08:21:48Z
dc.date.available2014-05-14T08:21:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKyppö, A. (2014). Learning Slovak in an E-Learning Environment: A case study. <i>APPLES : journal of applied language studies</i>, <i>8</i>(1), 127-146. <a href="http://apples.jyu.fi/ArticleFile/download/432" target="_blank">http://apples.jyu.fi/ArticleFile/download/432</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_23616001
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_61477
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/43402
dc.description.abstractProviding a motivating learning environment for learning a less commonly taught language is a challenge. Developing technology, societal changes, virtual mobility and networking create new demands for teachers and students of these languages. Growing needs for international mobility call for the adoption of new pedagogical approaches. It is the urgency of using more up-to-date, pedagogically acceptable computer-assisted teaching programs that led to the development of the e-learning course of Slovak reported upon in this article. The course is based on a socio-constructivist approach and its main aim is to promote the development of learners’ communicative and cultural competence. This empirical study explores the learning of Slovak in an e-learning environment. The main focuses are on students’ approaches to learning in an e-learning environment, on raising their learning awareness and on their experiences of e-learning. The initial research questions are whether and how Slovak is learnt in an e-learning environment and whether all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) can be learnt in such a context. Learners’ agency – learners’ degree of motivation and engagement as well as their conscious approach to learning – is reflected in the development of their communication competence and the growth of their learning awareness, which is manifested in their learning journals and reflections. One interesting outcome about learning awareness was the challenge of Slovak diacritics. Students’ awareness of this challenge increased through pen-and-paper writing, not through the e-learning environment. Thus a contradiction emerged: between the new technologies that allow for distance language learning and the need for more traditional learning styles. This contradiction poses new challenges for the more personalized language learning environments. This article reports on the design and implementation of the e-learning course in Slovak, it outlines how students’ impressions of the course were collected and analyzed.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCentre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAPPLES : journal of applied language studies
dc.relation.urihttp://apples.jyu.fi/ArticleFile/download/432
dc.subject.othere-oppiminen
dc.subject.otherSlovak
dc.subject.otherless commonly taught languages
dc.subject.othere-learning environment
dc.subject.otherlearners
dc.subject.otherexperiences
dc.subject.othere-learning
dc.titleLearning Slovak in an E-Learning Environment: A case study
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201405141712
dc.contributor.laitosMonikielisen akateemisen viestinnän keskusfi
dc.contributor.laitosCentre for Multilingual Academic Communicationen
dc.contributor.oppiaineKieletfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineLanguagesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2014-05-14T03:30:11Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange127-146
dc.relation.issn1457-9863
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume8
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author
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dc.subject.ysoslovakin kieli
dc.subject.ysokielitaito
dc.subject.ysoverkko-oppiminen
dc.subject.ysotietokoneavusteinen oppiminen
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p20305
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5797
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p13627
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7221


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