Effects of E-Learning on Language Development

Topics: Language education, Teaching English as a foreign language, Language acquisition Pages: 8 (2698 words) Published: May 17, 2013
Procedia Computer Science 3 (2011) 464–468
Procedia Computer Science 00 (2010) 000–000

Procedia Computer www.elsevier.com/locate/procedia Science


Effects of e-learning on Language Learning
Neda Mohammadia* , Vahid Ghorbanib , Farideh Hamidiab
a b

MA student of Curriculum Development,Department of Education,mohammadi173a@yahoo.com BA student in English Education,Department of English Language, v_ghorbani777@yahoo.com ab Assistant professor of psychology,Department of Education,fhamidi@srttu.edu

Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Department of Education, P.O. Box 167855-163- Tehran-Iran

Abstract The aim of this study is to do a research on the effects of e-learning and sub-categories such as :internet ;Web-based English learning and computer-assisted language learning(CALL)on language learning .Before growing prevalence of Word Wide Web (www);people use emails for language learning and teaching (LL/LT).In network-based language learning (NBLL);people use computer-based educational activities. The main advantage of e-learning is that it increases the engagement; attendance and motivation of students which are requisite for learning .By advent of Web and internet; English learning (EL) improved because internet had its own language and logic and was not limited to one culture. Indeed ;learning English via internet challenges traditional from of learning. Internet is a virtual English environment. People become autonomous by using internet and they can independent from books and teacher such as chartrooms and mass media which increase the oral proficiencies of learners. the use of mass media such as books and manuscripts and internet media (like blogs; message boards; podcasts; and video sharing ) are another faces of e-learning .Although using mass media and internet media are challenging and time consuming. They provide teacher and students with creative and practical ideas. c ⃝ 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Guest Editor. Keywords: E-learning, English language, Worde Wide Web, Internet media ,Mass media.

1. Introduction This paper shows the effects of e-learning and its parts on language learning. By using language learning in this paper we mean second language learning or foreign language learning.Language learning through distance education prevails all world and it can be done via internet,multimedia,CDs,DVDs and in many other forms.Since language learning is challenging and time-consuming and costs highly in some cases,by using distance education and e-learning we can reduce the amount of expenses and time.In this paper we go forward step by step.At first we start with definitions, advantages and disadvantages of e-learning and its parts on language learning then compare elearning and traditional learning of language and finally deal with answering to question or problem of this paper; that is, the following question: Is e-learning an appropriate substitute for traditional learning in language learning? 2. What is e-learning?

c 1877-0509 ⃝ 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2010.12.078

N. Mohammadi et al. / Procedia Computer Science 3 (2011) 464–468 Author name / Procedia Computer Science 00 (2010) 000–000


E _learning is commonly referred to intentional use of networked information and communications technology in teaching and learning [1]. E- Learning can be defined in this way too: the application of electronic systems such as internet, computers, multimedia CDs which their aim is to reduce the amount of expenses and goings and comings. 2.1. Advantages of e –learning: Now that we get familiar with definitions of e-learning, it is time to get familiar with features and advantages of elearning.by knowing following features, we can change our point of view towards e-learning. 1) It is learner-centred teaching process and the role of teacher is guide or...
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