International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2023, Vol. 18(3) 359-380

A Qualitative Study on Effective Distance Language Education: Advantages and Challenges From The Learners’ Perspectives

Yunus Emre Sarı & Naci Serhat Başkan

pp. 359 - 380   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2023.600.17   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2308-08-0006

Published online: September 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 91  |  Number of Download: 298


Abstract

The advent of digitalisation and the spread of online platforms have transformed the way educational materials are delivered, creating unprecedented learning opportunities. This innovative modality, capable of initiating a paradigm shift, enables students to obtain their education from virtually any location. The main objective of this research study is to investigate and assess the effectiveness of real-time online instruction in the German language. This appraisal includes the standard of instruction, the degree of interaction in the online milieu, and the deployment of Web 2.0 tools, all viewed from the learner's perspective. This research aims to elucidate the experiences and perceptions of students from diverse academic backgrounds who participated in the German language instruction course at a public university during the post-pandemic period. The syllabus was constructed with reference to content development models in distance education. Data collection for the study was achieved via an open-ended questionnaire and semi-structured interview forms. The study design is rooted in action research. The collected data were examined with the MAXQDA 2022 qualitative data analysis software. The research pinpointed three primary themes from the compiled data: structure related issues on distance education, effective communication in distance education, and viewpoints on Web 2.0 tools. These themes offer an extensive insight into the present scenario and potential future trajectory of online language education.

Keywords: Distance learning, Web 2.0 tools, potentials, challenges, German language teaching, communication barriers


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sari, Y.E. & Baskan, N.S. (2023). A Qualitative Study on Effective Distance Language Education: Advantages and Challenges From The Learners’ Perspectives . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(3), 359-380. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2023.600.17

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Sari, Y. and Baskan, N. (2023). A Qualitative Study on Effective Distance Language Education: Advantages and Challenges From The Learners’ Perspectives . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(3), pp. 359-380.

Chicago 16th edition
Sari, Yunus Emre and Naci Serhat Baskan (2023). "A Qualitative Study on Effective Distance Language Education: Advantages and Challenges From The Learners’ Perspectives ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 18 (3):359-380. doi:10.29329/epasr.2023.600.17.

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