Title: Reading with understanding completed in a blended learning form and learners' sensory features

Authors: Dominika Goltz-Wasiucionek; Agnieszka Wierzbicka

Addresses: Kazimierz Wielki University, ul. Glinki 101/43, 85-861 Bydgoszcz, Poland ' Faculty of Philology, Department of Contemporary Polish Language, University of Lodz, al. Kościuszki 65, Łódź 90-514, Poland

Abstract: For almost 20 years Polish universities have been introducing more and more classes based on educational platforms. Such classes are conducted in different forms, as full distance (e-learning), joining traditional meeting with online learning (blended learning) or as supporting traditional process, by for example placing exercises on the platform, tests that allow self-evaluation. The richness of materials available within the WWW network encourages teachers to create a flow of educational process on the base of different multimedia and reaching for methods and forms of classes not previously used. Especially interesting is in such a situation the use of blended learning which is considered the most effective form of distance learning mainly due to the fact that it allows: keeping direct interpersonal relationships during classes, individualisation of the learning process and due to taking into account learners' different sensory perceptions. This article presents some research results conducted among students learning English in a blended learning form. The authors will try to give answer to the question whether while classes conducted in this form sensory perceptions and the used method influence getting knowledge and its permanence.

Keywords: language education; sensory perceptions; blended learning; educational platform; language skills; reading with understanding; Poland; language learning; learning English.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063101

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2014 Vol.24 No.3/4, pp.302 - 313

Published online: 19 Jul 2014 *

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