Int. J. of Information Technology and Management   »   2014 Vol.13, No.1

 

 

Title: Autonomous English language learning aided by an online teaching system

 

Authors: Zhihua Jing; Jianqi Chen; Zhaoxia Li

 

Addresses:
Department of Business English, Hainnan Foreign Language College of Professional Education, 178# Jiaoyu Road, Wenchang 571321, Hainnan Province, China
Department of Business English, Hainnan Foreign Language College of Professional Education, 178# Jiaoyu Road, Wenchang 571321, Hainnan Province, China
Department of Business English, Hainnan Foreign Language College of Professional Education, 178# Jiaoyu Road, Wenchang 571321, Hainnan Province, China

 

Abstract: In this study an online teaching system was developed to promote students' autonomous English language learning. An experiment was made between two groups of students (a control group using the system and an experimental group not using the system). The result shows that by following the autonomous learning approach supported by the online teaching system, the students in the experimental group improved their abilities in English language skills to a larger extent than the students in the control group. This paper describes the characteristics and functions of the online system, and also discusses the application and effect of the system in a translation course at a college in China.

 

Keywords: online teaching systems; autonomous learning; English language learning; innovative teaching models; information technology; authentic learning environments; motivation; data banks; experiment; collaboration; learning outcomes; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; translation courses.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2014.059148

 

Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, 2014 Vol.13, No.1, pp.54 - 63

 

Date of acceptance: 16 May 2013
Available online: 05 Feb 2014

 

 

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