Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)

Online Language Learning via Moodle and Microsoft Teams: Students’ Challenges and Suggestions for Improvement

Authors
Tu Phung Ngoc, Luong Thi Kim Phung
Corresponding Author
Luong Thi Kim Phung
Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.013How to use a DOI?
Keywords
online learning, Moodle, Microsoft Teams, English learning, teaching
Abstract
Although technology has long been integrated into EFL classes and blended learning has achieved immense popularity, fully online language learning is still a novel approach in the Vietnamese context. Besides its obvious benefits, this learning mode also poses considerable challenges. This study explores EFL students’ perceptions in respect of challenges faced by English majors during their online language learning via Moodle and Microsoft Teams and to provide teachers some practical suggestions for tackling these challenges. Quantitative data was collected from a questionnaire, and qualitative one was collected from a semi-structured interview. Quantitative results showed that students generally had negative attitudes towards many aspects of online education and confronted serious challenges such as technical problems, distractions, and lack of social interaction. Additionally, several factors associated with a high level of supportive attitude towards online education and some suggestions for improvement were found. The results of this research help EFL teachers justify their teaching methods to tackle their students’ problems and help school administrators to develop long-term strategies to achieve their goal of providing effective total online language courses.
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AU  - Tu Phung Ngoc
AU  - Luong Thi Kim Phung
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/03/01
TI  - Online Language Learning via Moodle and Microsoft Teams: Students’ Challenges and Suggestions for Improvement
BT  - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 106
EP  - 113
SN  - 2352-5398
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.013
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