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MOOCs for language learning. Reality and prospects.
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, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

MOOCs have been the fastest growing form of distance education over the last years, as the openness and the versatility they offer makes them very popular mostly among adults who wish to be trained in a field of knowledge outside the mainstream educational system. Obviously, this also applies to foreign languages, for which numerous educational institutions, both public and private have developed and offered a variety of Language MOOCs (LMOOCs). The LMOOCs often receive criticism both in terms of methodology and their pedagogical approach and in terms of their ability to motivate students and to support them in the learning process. This paper examines the current reality of LMOOCs and attempts to identify the strengths and weaknesses of LMOOCs and to record expert’s opinions on their usefulness and effectiveness, in order to propose ways to improve their quality and increase their efficiency.

Citation

Panagiotidis, P. (2019). MOOCs for language learning. Reality and prospects. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 540-546). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 11, 2019 from .

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