Presentation on theme: "(Iceland Digis seminar, 3.-4.06.10). English B2 course of blended learning [practical contact lessons + blog based self- study]; Students completed a."— Presentation transcript:
(Iceland Digis seminar, )
English B2 course of blended learning [practical contact lessons + blog based self- study]; Students completed a questionnaire; The questionnaire was distributed to 24 students; 20 questionnaires were returned (the return rate 83,3%); 65% of the sample formed by female (n=13), 35% by male (n=7) students.
The first sub-section [A] concentrated on the AIMS OF THE STUDY MATERIAL : were the aims of the study material clear?; did the aims of the study material meet your needs?; did the aims of the study material support the aims of the study course?
The second sub-section [B] focused on the CONTENT OF THE STUDY MATERIAL: did the study material have enough content?; was the study material diverse and attractive, including relevant texts, pictures, graphs, animations?; were the topics of the study material up-to- date?
The third sub-section [C] concentrated on the TASKS OF THE STUDY MATERIAL: were the tasks of the study material challenging enough?; did the tasks of the study material meet your language needs?; did the tasks of the study material develop your language skills?
The fourth sub-section [D] focused on the LANGUAGE SKILLS DEVELOPED BY THE STUDY MATERIAL : did the study material provide a balanced development of language skills?
The fifth sub-section [E] concentrated on STUDENT AS THE USER OF THE STUDY MATERIAL : did you like using the study material?; can the study material be used for self-study?
The sixth sub-section [F] focused on the GENERAL OPINION ABOUT THE STUDY MATERIAL : was your impression of the study material positive?; was it easy to find your way in the study material?; was the study material appropriately structured?; did the web links in the study material function properly?
The evaluation scale: YES (+2), RATHER YES (+1), RATHER NO (-1), NO (-2). Positive approach was expressed by a plus and negative approach by a minus.
Evaluated aspectEvaluation scale [A] Aims of the study material 96,7%3,3% 0% 2.[B] Content of the study material 78,3%21,7% 0% 3.[C] Tasks of the study material 83,3%16,7% 0% 4. [D] Language skills developed by the study material 60%40% 0% 5.[E] Student as the user of the study material 52,5%40% 7,5%0% 6.[F] General opinion about the study material 83,75 % 13,75 % 2,5%0%
The seventh sub-section [G] asked for STUDENTS IDEAS ON HOW TO IMPROVE THE STUDY MATERIAL? 7 students provided their comments in an open-ended question.
The sub-section [H] focused on ASPECTS OF THE STUDY MATERIAL THAT APPEALED THE MOST TO THE STUDENTS 12 students out of 20 expressed their opinions in an open-ended question.
Humour included; Easy to find ones way in the material; Educative materials; Tasks expanding vocabulary; Enough tasks; Psychologically comfortable (you dont feel stupid); Good to know the material exists, if you need extra exam practice.
The self-study material compiled for the B2 English course was positively evaluated by the students and meets their needs. Hence, Digis Nordplus project has served its purpose. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!