Distance learning: a study of students’ perceptions in a technology-enhanced environment
Alba Loyo, Mabel Rivero, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The development of new communication technologies has had a great impact on foreign language teaching. University students need education and updating in flexible ways to be integrated to this constantly changing world. This paper presents a research on university students' perceptions in a technology-enhanced distance-learning environment carried out at the University of Río Cuarto, Argentina. The objectives are to describe university students' perceptions in a technology-enhanced distance learning environment and to explore their perceptions on electronic interaction, the tutor's role and the impact of this course on the development of new skills. We refer to context, subjects and procedure used for this study. Results are shown by figures and tables. Final remarks include suggestions for teachers administering distance learning courses.
Loyo, A. & Rivero, M. (2004). Distance learning: a study of students’ perceptions in a technology-enhanced environment. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 562-567). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).