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Effects of learning objects on the academic achievement of students in web-based foreign language learning
Başal, Ahmet and Gürol, Mehmet

Translated titleWeb-Tabanlı Yabancı Dil Öğretiminde Öğrenme Nesnelerinin Öğrenci Başarısı Üzerindeki Etkileri
JournalHacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi [Hacettepe University Journal of Education]
Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 61-73
CountryTurkey, Europe

Foreign language education in Turkey has been criticized as being not entirely functional throughout the literature. Implementing effective teaching materials into the foreign language learning environments may serve as a solution to the problem. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of learning objects (LOs), cutting-edge materials, on the achievement of learners in web-based language learning environments. To this end, this study was conducted in English I Course at the Department of Computer Programming at a Turkish medium state university in 2010-2011 Fall Semester. Seventy LOs appropriate for a six-week long lecture program were integrated into the learning management system (LMS) of the institution. Achievement tests were administered as pre and post-test to the study groups consisted of 118 students and results were analysing using SPSS. The findings indicate that web-based language education supported by LOs has a significant effect on students’ achievement scores in the experimental group and LOs can be utilized in language education settings.

Türkiye’deki yabancı dil eğitimi, alandaki çoğu uzman tarafından işlevsel bulunmaktadır. Uygun materyaller kullanmak bu yetersizliği gidermeye yardımcı olacak yollardan bir tanesidir. Bu çalışmanın amacı materyal geliştirmede son teknoloji materyallerden birisi olan öğrenme nesnelerinin (ÖN) web-tabanlı yabancı dil eğitimi bağlamında öğrencilerin başarısı üzerine etkilerini irdelemektir. Bu amaçla, çalışma 2010-2012 güz yarıyılında Türkiye’deki bir devlet üniversitesinde eğitim gören Bilgisayar Programcılığı bölümü öğrencilerine sunulan İngilizce I dersinde yürütülmüştür. Altı haftalık ders programına uygun olan 70 ÖN kuruma ait Öğrenme Yönetim Sistemine (ÖYS) entegre edilmiştir. 118 öğrenciden oluşan çalışma gruplarına araştırmacı tarafından geliştirilen başarı testi ön ve son-test olarak uygulanmıştır. Bulgular ÖN’lerle desteklenen web-tabanlı yabancı dil eğitiminin deney grubundaki öğrencilerin başarı puanlarında anlamlı bir etkiye sahip olduğunu ve ÖN’lerin bu tür öğrenme ortamlarında yabancı dil eğitimini geliştirmek için kullanılabileceğini göstermektedir.

Keywords distance education · foreign language education · learning objects · web-based distance education

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