Micro- and Macro-Perspectives on Students’ Attitudes to Online Classes
The article is devoted to the problem of online TEFL course writing vis à vis students’ attitudes to e-learning looked at from two different perspectives: macro and micro. The former involved a large-scale study based on two surveys tapping into (n1 = 398; n2 = 331) related to e-learning, carried out at the College of Foreign Languages in Czestochowa, Poland; the latter was a small-scale qualitative investigation of the College students’ opinions on a particular e-course in progress, informed by regular feedback sessions with three student-reviewers who had volunteered to take part in the said course and evaluate it. In the course of the two studies, it was possible to delineate the following characteristics of a good online course: ample choice as regards both content and form; a good balance between teacher control and learner autonomy; multi-source supplementation to lecture content; teacher-student and student–student interactivity; and easy access to handouts and revisions.
KeywordsAdult Learner Presentation Mode Learner Autonomy Student Voice Online Classis
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