This contribution is based on a pilot study intended to examine the effect of increased learner autonomy through blended learning on student engagement, satisfaction and target language proficiency improvements in an intermediate Japanese language class. Data collected for this target study was limited largely to voluntary, anonymous student self-reporting and a comparison of statistical data gathered from anonymous, standardised course evaluation surveys. As a pilot study, the goal is not to reach definitive conclusions but rather to constitute a first step in identifying the 'low hanging fruit' that might be harvested by encouraging student autonomy within the confines of the various fiscal and institutional limitations inherent to the university environment. We seek to identify how, in a cost-effective and sustainable manner, elements of blended learning can be integrated into a course to facilitate greater learner autonomy and to provide learners with a more student-centred and communicative language learning environment.
|Published - 2014
|Languages & Cultures Network for Australian Universities Colloquium (LCNAU 2013) - The Second National LCNAU Colloquium - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …
|Languages & Cultures Network for Australian Universities Colloquium (LCNAU 2013) - The Second National LCNAU Colloquium
|1/01/14 → …