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Volume 7 Number 2, 2016
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Lee, S. (2016). E-Learning Readiness in Language Learning: Students' Readiness Survey and Normalization Process. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 7(2), 23-37.

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This paper presented a case study concerning students' e-learning readiness in a tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The study used questionnaire survey and focus-group discussions to elicit students' expectations towards using information technology in language learning. Students' expectations were compared with institutional targets; which were analyzed through institutional documents and meetings with teachers and course leaders. The result showed that the characteristics, habits and expectations of students; though may subject to change with the advancement of computer technologies; may not always match with institutional targets. If such mismatch happened, institution/teachers needed to understand students' IT habits and expectations, on one hand; and on the other hand, instructional strategies, trainings for teachers and students are needed to be developed in order to smooth the normalization process.

本文是一個案例分析,討論了香港高等教育機構學生的電子學習準備程度。文中的研究使用了問卷調查和焦點小組討論,探討學生使用信息科技學習語言時的期望。本文亦通過文本研究和與教師及課程負責人面談分析學院期望及所訂立的電子輔助語言教學目標。本文將學生的期望與學院教學目標進行比較。結果顯示,學生的特點,學習習慣和期望雖然可能隨著計算機技術的進步而改變,但不一定能匹配學院或教師所訂立的教學目標。如果這種不匹配的情況發生,學院或課程主管需要了解學生對於使用科技產品學習的習慣和期望,從而製定教學策略及為教師提供培訓。另外教師也需要為學生提供適當的培訓和為學生訂立清晰的學習目標,以便順利完成正常化進程。

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