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Teaching english as a foreign language : bridging the gap in online distance teacher training

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dc.contributor.advisor Holloway, Myles (M.)
dc.contributor.author Govender, Angela
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T11:15:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T11:15:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6078
dc.description.abstract The evolution of computer networks and the Internet has transformed the world. Digital communication technologies offer exciting options and new challenges for Open and Distance Learning (ODL). This dissertation presents a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) training pilot* in order to investigate and critique the use of Learning Management Systems distance-driven teacher development programmes. Globally, English language learning is in high demand. Conventional contact training is unable to reach sufficient numbers of aspirant teachers to ensure quality and to promote access. The study uses design-based research as a means of unravelling the complex relationships between theory, best practice, and implementation in both ODL and TEFL. It concludes by recommending foundational institutional changes as the most appropriate means to effective distance and computer-assisted education. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Language learning en
dc.subject Language teaching en
dc.subject Open distance learning en
dc.subject e-learning en
dc.subject Computer-mediated instruction en
dc.subject Teaching foreign language en
dc.title Teaching english as a foreign language : bridging the gap in online distance teacher training en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department English Studies en
dc.description.degree (M.A. (English))


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