본문 바로가기
  • Home

A case study on English reading e-learning course development to introduce ‘extensive reading’ through reflective instructional consulting in a cyber university

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2014, 15(4), pp.193-219
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

Ko Bo-Ai 1 JoungYoungRan 1

1서울디지털대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims to explore an effective English reading e-learning course to introducethe relatively new approach of ‘extensive reading’ in Korea’s cyber universities. Datawere collected primarily from English department undergraduate students (240)enrolled in an e-learning course at a cyber university during the second semester in2013. For more effective course development, the researcher (instructor) willinglycollaborated with the cyber university’s instructional consultants. The unique ‘reflective’ consulting system supported the instructor in not only critically and syntheticallyanalyzing target students’ specific needs through group interviews and various surveys, but also improving the e-learning course contents and implementation. The dataanalysis incorporated numerous quantitative and qualitative methods, revealing thatstudents’ awareness of reading strategies especially in ‘extensive reading’ areasimproved significantly compared with previous survey findings. Also their coursesatisfaction and more importantly participation rate, overall attitude toward onlinediscussion activities, and learning outcome related to reading self-chosen books showed positive effects. Through the reflective instructional consulting service, the instructor also experienced more active and exploratory course design and implementation,appreciating the changing role as a facilitator in the process of contextualizing astudent-centered ‘extensive reading’ course designed for cyber university settings.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.