EFL Learners’ Perceptions of the Impact of Learning Management System on Learner Autonomy in Vietnam

Authors

  • Bich Dieu Nguyen
  • Hong Vy Le Thi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51200/ijelp.v4i.3404

Keywords:

platform, Learning Management System (LMS), learner autonomy

Abstract

In the educational context, the increasing interest in the hybrid learning method combining both traditional face-to-face classroom and online activities (Pishva et al., 2010) has given rise to different e-learning platforms, among which, a Learning Management System (LMS) which is one of the most commonly used tools to supplement conventional lectures. In order to investigate the impact of an LMS on EFL learner autonomy, the current study was conducted at a university in Central Vietnam. Twenty-five students randomly selected from a faculty were invited to participate in focus group interviews to elicit qualitative data regarding their perceptions on the effect of the LMS on their autonomous learning. The findings indicate that the EFL learners in this study seem to be aware of the positive impact of the LMS on their autonomous learning, which can be shown by the fact that they can initiate, monitor and evaluate their learning process. Some implications for instructors were also proposed to enhance the support of the LMS for EFL learners.

References

Benson, P. (2001). Teaching and researching autonomy in language learning. London: Longman.

Benson, P. (2009). Making sense of autonomy in language learning. In S. Toogood, R. Pemberton & A. Barfield (Eds.), Maintaining control: Autonomy and language learning (pp. 13-26). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Benson, P. (2011). Teaching and Researching Autonomy. (2nd Edition). London: Pearson Education.

Bottino, R. M., & Robotti, E. (2007). Transforming classroom teaching & learning through technology: Analysis of a case study. Educational Technology & Society, 10(4), 174-186.

Bradford, P., Porciello, M., Balkon, N. & Backus, D. (2007). The Blackboard Learning System: The Be All and End All in Educational Instruction? Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 35, 301-314.

Carmichael, S. (2019, May 17). Is Google Classroom a virtual classroom or LMS? Retrieved December 06, 2020, from https://www.classcraft.com/blog/features/google-classroom-virtual-classroom-lms/

Dam, L. (2003). Developing learner autonomy: The teacher’s responsibility. In D. Little, J. Ridley & E. Ushioda (Eds.), Learner Autonomy in the Foreign Language Classroom: Teacher, Learner, Curriculum and Assessment (pp. 126-150). Dubin: Authentik Language Learning Resoruces Ltd.

Dang, T. T. (2010). Learner Autonomy in EFL Studies in Vietnam: A Discussion from Sociocultural Perspective. English Language Teaching, 3(2).

Dang, T. T. (2012). Learner autonomy: A synthesis of theory and practice. The Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, 35. 52-67

Dang, T. T., & Robertson, M. (2010). Impacts of Learning Management System on Learner Autonomy in EFL Learning. International Education Studies, 3(3).

Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2003). The landscape of qualitative research: Theories and issues (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Dickinson, L. (1995). Autonomy and motivation a literature review. System, 23(2), 165-174.

Duriau, V., Reger, R., & Pfarrer, M. (2007). A content analysis of the content analysis literature in organization studies: Research themes, data sources, and methodological refinements. Organizational Research Methods, 10(5), 5-34.

Herse, P. & Lee, A. (2005). Optometry and WebCT: a student survey of the value of web-based learning environments in optometric education. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 88(1), 46–52.

Hidayati, T., & Husna, F. (2020). Learning English from Home during the Covid-19: Investigating Learners’ Experience for Online and Autonomous Learning. Langkawi: Journal of the Association for Arabic and English, 6(2), 202. https://doi.org/10.31332/lkw.v0i0.2223

Hoang, B. K. (2017). Promoting learner autonomy in the Vietnamese context: a study on teachers’ roles beyond the classroom, 3-4.

Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. (2012). Educational Research, Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Approach. (4th ed). California: SAGE Publication.

Le, V. C. (1999). Language and Vietnamese pedagogical contexts. Paper presented at the Language and development: Partnership and interaction. Proceedings of the fourth international conference on language and development. Hanoi, Vietnam.

Lewis, T. (2014). Learner autonomy and the theory of sociality. In G. Murray (Ed.), Social Dimensions of Autonomy in Language Learning (pp. 37-59). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lewis, T., Cappellini, M. & Rivens Mompean, A. (2017). Introduction. In M. Cappellini, T. Lewis, & A. Rivens Mompean, A. (Eds). Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0 (pp. 1-11). Bristol, CT: Equinox.

Little, D. (1990). Autonomy in language learning. In Gathercole, I. (Ed.), Autonomy in language learning, London: CILT.

Little, D. (2004) “Democracy, discourse and learner autonomy in the foreign language classroom”. Utbildning and Demokrati 13.3: 105–126.

Littlewood, W. (1996). "Autonomy": An anatomy and a framework. System, 24(4), 427-435.

Littlewood, W. (1999). Defining and developing autonomy in East Asian contexts. Applied Linguistics, 20(1), 71-94.

Lonn, S. & Teasley, S. D. (2009). Saving time or innovating practice: investigating perceptions and use of Learning Management Systems. Computers and Education, 53, 686–694.

Macaro, E. (1997). Target language, collaborative learning and autonomy. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Myers, M. D. (2009). Qualitative Research in Business and Management, London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Nguyen, N. D. (2015). Factors influencing teaching for critical thinking in Vietnamese lower secondary schools: a mixed method study focused on History (Doctoral dissertation). Newcastle University, Australia.

Nguyen, N. T. (2020). Performance evaluation in strategic alliances: A case of Vietnamese construction industry. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 21(1), 85-99.

Nunan, D. (1997). Designing and adapting materials to encourage learner autonomy. In P. Benson & P. Voller (Eds.), Autonomy and independence in language learning (pp. 192 - 203). Harlow: Longman.

Phan, T. T. T. (2013). Developing Autonomy in an East Asian Classroom: from Policy to Practice. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, 68, 6-10.

Pishva, D., Nishantha, G.G.D. & Dang, H. A., (2010). A Survey on How Blackboard is Assisting Educational Institutions around the World and the Future Trends. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT). Phoenix Park, Korea, Feb. 7-10, 2010. IEEE.

Roberts, C. (Ed.). (1997). Text analysis for the social sciences: Methods for drawing statistical inferences from texts and transcripts. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Scharle, Á., & Szabo, A. (2000). Learner autonomy: A guide to developing learner responsibility. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Song, L. & Hill, J. R. (2007). A Conceptual Model for Understanding Self-Directed Learning Online in Environments. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(1), 27-42.

Stokes, P. J. (1999). “E-Learning: Education Businesses Transform Schooling”. Forum on Technology in Education, 10, 101–109.

Sutherland, R., Armstrong,V., Barnes, S., Brawn,R., Breeze, N., Gall, M., Matthewman, S., Olivero, F., Taylor, A., Triggs, P., Wishart, J. & Johnw, P (2004). Transforming teaching and learning: embedding ICT into everyday classroom practices. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20(6), 413-425.

Tran, T. T. (2013). The Causes of Passiveness in Learning of Vietnamese Students. VNU Journal of Education Research, 29(2), 72-84.

Tseng, H. (2020). An exploratory study of students’ perceptions of learning management system utilisation and learning community. Research in Learning Technology, 2020(28), 2423.

Vovides, Y., Sanchez-Alonso, S., Mitropoulou, V. & Nickmans, G. (2007). The use of e-learning course management systems to support learning strategies and to improve self-regulated learning. Educational Research Review, 2(1), 64-74.

Wang, Q. (2008) A generic model for guiding the integration of ICT into teaching and learning. Innovations in education and teaching international, 45(4), 411-419.

Waterhouse, P. (1990). Supported self-study across the curriculum. In I. Gathercole (Ed.), Autonomy in Language Learning: Papers from a Conference Held in Janaury 1990 (pp. 4-6). London: Centre for Information on Language Teaching & Research.

West, M. (Ed.). (1997). Theory, method, and practice in computer content analysis. Westport, CT: Ablex Publishing.

Wilkinson, S., & Silverman, D. (2004). 10 Focus Group Research. Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, 177–199.

Downloads

Published

2021-10-11

How to Cite

Nguyen, B. D., & Le Thi, H. V. (2021). EFL Learners’ Perceptions of the Impact of Learning Management System on Learner Autonomy in Vietnam. International Journal on E-Learning Practices (IJELP), 4, 10–21. https://doi.org/10.51200/ijelp.v4i.3404
Total Views: 528 | Total Downloads: 368