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The importance of E-learning for part-time students

Kostić-Bobanović, Moira and Dujmović, Mauro (2007) The importance of E-learning for part-time students. In: 4th International Conference "Global Challenges for Competitiveness: Business and Government Perspective", 27-29. 9. 2007., Pula, Croatia.

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People learn languages for a variety of reasons. Some do it for their careers, for travel, interest or simply for fun. Whatever the reason, it is undeniable that learning a language is becoming increasingly important due to globalization. Now new advances in technology are stripping away that need for physical closeness with a language teacher and are offering modern alternatives to learn a language. E-learning is an umbrella term that describes learning done at a computer, usually connected to a network, giving us the opportunity to learn almost anytime, anywhere. (Dewhurst, Maclead, and Norris, 2000.) It is the process of learning a language online. This means all interaction takes places on the internet without the need for physical proximity. Online language lessons are now proving to be a very popular alternative to the traditional classroom based or one-to-one language teaching. Many people want to learn languages yet can not commit to regular times every week eitherdue to personal or work commitments. Sometimes the learner may simply be too tired to attend a lesson. Online language lessons allow the learner to take lessons when they want and where they want. Some people find group lessons either daunting or frustrating. Many people are too shy to talk in front of others, so lose out on vital practice. Others want too much individual attention but find the teacher does not have enough time to address their needs. Online language tuition provides the learner with complete one on one language lessons. Many of us enjoy our home comforts and would prefer to have language lessons on the sofa with a cup of coffee rather than in a cold classroom sat on a hard wooden chair. According to Sanders and Morriston-Shetlar, (2001) being in safe, comfortable surroundings allows the learner to relax, concentrate and give 100% to their language lessons. All the signs point to online language tuition growing in popularity as learners continue to experience the positives it offers them. As with most areas of personal lives, the shift in recent decades has been towards convenience and ease. Language learning is simply the latest area where these two priorities are becoming demanded by users. According to Stanton, Porter and Stroud (2001) learning is self-paced and gives students a chance to speed up or slow down as necessary. It is self-directed, allowing students to choose content and tools appropriate to their differing interests, needs, and skill levels. Looms (2002) says that e-learning accommodates multiple learning styles using a variety of delivery methods geared to different learners; more effective for certain learners. 24/7 accessibility makes scheduling easy and allows a greater number of people to attend classes. Lifestyles play a big role in the success of online learners. According to Wade (2004) these are the traits that successful online students possess, to varying degrees: self-direction, motivation, comfortability with computers, ability to use email, internet browser, word processor, discipline, and independence. The aim of our longitudinal study was to determine the level of importance of e-learning among our first, second, and third year students.

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Tip objekta: Materijal konferencije ili radionice (Paper)
Dodatne informacije: 4/2007
Ključni pojmovi: Business English, part-time students, e-learning, poslovni engleski jezik, izvanredni studenti, e-učenje.
Teme: 3 Društvene znanosti > 33 Ekonomija. Ekonomska znanost > 330 Ekonomija općenito > 330.4 Matematička ekonomija > 330.47 Ekonomska informatika
Odjeli: Odjel za ekonomiju i turizam "Dr. Mijo Mirković"
Datum pohrane: 17 Oct 2012 11:34
Zadnja promjena: 08 Jan 2013 09:57
URI: http://eknjiznica.unipu.hr/id/eprint/1568

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