The Interactivity of ICT in Language Teaching in the Context of Ukraine University Education

Nataliya M. Savchuk, Svitlana A. Sichkar, Iryna V. Khlystun, Svitlana A. Shuliak, Valentina I. Avramenko

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to examine and evaluate the impact the the multimedia textbook-based interactive, based on ICT model learning environment provides for the learning styles of the university students majoring in Philology. The study sought to identify tangible (seemingly measurable) and intangible (difficult to measure) gains this learning model brought to both students and instructors. A multimedia textbook to deliver the course in Urkainian Languge was developed for the study. A multi method approach was used to gather feedback and quantitative methods were used to analyze the data. Specifically, Covariance-based Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) software as SPSS AMOS and Textalyzer were used to process the students’ responses to survey questions. The results reported a shift in student preferences in learning, including a greater desire to engage independently with computer-assisted work, quicker problem solving, increased motivation to study, and improved time management and lifelong learning skills. Additionally, there was a shift in teaching approaches of the instructors, namely from a teacher-centered to a student-centered approach. The study may better inform building the learning process for the students with limited learning opportunities or studying the distance learning model. Despite the experimental group involving only the students majoring in Philology, this methodology could be applicable to teaching Ukraninan for Specific Purposes to other majors, such as: Psychology, Law, Cultorology. The research is advancing the knowledge of integration ICT (multimedia) tools into teaching, and specifically the use of multimedia textbooks to deliver Ukrainian English course to the students majoring in Philology.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v8n5p84

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print) ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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