What are the dimensions of language learning with MOOCs for English learners?

Yayoi Anzai, Kanji Akahori

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Abstract

MOOCs have opened a new door in promoting lifelong learning and quality education around the globe. Besides learning specific knowledge and skills, MOOCs may be useful for English language learners by providing similar opportunities to “studying abroad.” By using MOOCs, learners may be able to enhance Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) beyond Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS), which is indispensable to be active in a globalized world. The aim of this study was to find out dimensions of learning with MOOCs for English learners which have an effect on English proficiency. After a pilot study, the main study found that there are three dimensions of MOOCs for English learners: Open Learning, Academic Self-efficacy, and Intercultural Communication. These dimensions will be useful in measuring the effects of English language learning with MOOCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning - ICWL 2016 - 15th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsUmberto Nanni, Marco Temperini, Marc Spaniol, Dickson K.W. Chiu, Ivana Marenzi
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages118-122
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319474397
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event15th International Conference on Advances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Oct 26 2016Oct 29 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10013 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Advances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period10/26/1610/29/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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