The Effects of Virtual Learning Environment on High School Students’ English Learning Performance and Attitude

  • Hsi-Hung PengEmail author
  • Yi-Tung Lin
  • Tai-Liang Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of virtual multimedia teaching on high school students’ English academic performance and learning attitude. This study especially focuses on using virtual learning environments to assist students to language learning. This study developed a virtual learning environment (VLE) to help foreign language learners learn English. The use of VLE provides learners with the opportunity to develop a sense of community, like a learning community. In this study, 120 freshmen from a high school in Kaohsiung city were studied. The 120 students were divided into two groups. One was Experimental class; the other is Control class. This course is based on the English proficiency of the students. The results show that VLE can help students improve their English learning performance and attitude. Students in this study considered VLE to be a meaningful learning method, which provided them with more opportunities to interact with their classmates in online group work.


English as a foreign language Virtual learning environment Learning performance Learning attitude 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Changhua University of EducationChanghua CityTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.National Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyDouliou, YunlinTaiwan, R.O.C.
  3. 3.Tainan University of TechnologyTainan CityTaiwan, R.O.C.

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