Essence of Success in the Development and Implementation of Web-enhanced Foreign Language Courses
Kazue Masuyama, California State University, Sacramento, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study explores the essence of success in the development and implementation of web-enhanced Japanese language courses at California State University, Sacramento. Over the past three years, a team collaboratively developed online courses and materials through the use of WebCT, an interactive multimedia language learning system, and supplemental web pages. The results of surveys and interviews, which examined how students perceived the impact of these technologies on their learning, were overwhelming positive. This paper first summarizes the results of the surveys. Then, this study examines why students formed favorable perceptions toward the use of technology. The qualitative analysis of the data revealed several factors that had led students to form these perceptions. Lastly, this study discusses the role of the instructor and online specialist played as change agents in the process of course development, implementation, reflection, and enhancement using various diffusion models.
Masuyama, K. (2005). Essence of Success in the Development and Implementation of Web-enhanced Foreign Language Courses. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3252-3259). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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