Exploring the Views of the Trainees on the Use of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Tools in Language Teaching

Volume 8 Issue 2 (March 2023)
Gizem YILDIZ Mutlu Tahsin ÜSTÜNDAĞ
Pages: 303-321 Download Count : 424 View Count: 590 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1223649 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The current study aims to investigate the literature on the use of web tools in language teaching with an in-depth analysis by obtaining the opinions of the trainees of the certificate program in different periods. Literature on the use of web tools was analyzed according to certain criteria and summarized to gain a broad perspective. The research was carried out with 45 trainees within the scope of the case study. The online certificate program, in which the study is conducted, is a certificate program that is organized periodically within the scope of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, and its target is teachers or pre-service teachers. A different subject is covered in each course in the certificate program. One of the topics covered in "The Use of Web Tools in Language Teaching". In the context of this subject, theoretical and practical training is given on the use of web tools in online language teaching. Within the scope of this course, the learners were given training on the use of web tools in language teaching, and applications were made. The same training was given for each group and data collection was carried out immediately after the training. The data was obtained online from the participants in three different certificate programs held in different periods. The data were analyzed with NVivo 12 software and content analysis was performed. In conclusion, almost all of participants expressed a positive opinion on the integration of web tools in teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language with online learning environments. They frequently expressed the benefits of providing activities for their skills, increasing interaction, material diversity, providing an effective learning environment, and being able to use the four basic language skills. In the context of the type of tool that they can use as online learning environments in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, participants frequently mentioned digital story, brainstorming, metaverse. Scenarios can be developed and various research can be done to support the use of brainstorming and digital stories in metaverse environments.

Keywords

  • Online teaching environments
  • web 2.0-3.0
  • language teaching.
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