Distance-education in foreign language teaching: evaluations from the perspectives of freshman students

Ekmekçi E.

International Educational Technology Conference IETC, Illinois, United States Of America, 3 - 05 September 2014, vol.176, pp.390-397 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 176
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.487
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.390-397
  • Keywords: Distance Education, Distance Language Learning, Student Satisfaction, Educational Technologies, Synchronous Course
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigates distance education students' level of satisfaction and evaluations about distance English courses. To this end, a Likert-type questionnaire was applied to 72 students attending a distance education program. In addition, semi-structured interview was employed so as to verify the data gathered from the questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that a great majority of the students were satisfied with the distance education English course stating that the content, format, reading and grammar sections of the course were sufficient, but synchronous courses, listening, speaking, and writing sections were not satisfactory and sufficient both in quality and quantity. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.