The design of online language courses

Chin-Hsi LIN

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Most research on online language learning either compares its overall effectiveness to that of traditional learning, and very few studies have looked into the relationships between the elements of online language courses and their students’ learning outcomes. Based on student-, instructor-, and course-level data from 919 students enrolled in eight online high-school English language and literature courses, it founds that project-based assignments and high-level knowledge activities were beneficial to learning outcomes – though not necessarily among students who took these courses for credit-recovery purposes. Implications for both online course-design practices and future research on predictors of online-learning success will be discussed. Copyright © 2021 Technology-Enhanced Language Learning and Teaching. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2021


Lin, C. H. (2021, May 17). The design of online language courses [Sharing Session]. CoP Project Sharing Session Series, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.


  • Communities of Practice (CoP) Output
  • CoP project code: T0233
  • Period: CoP 2019-2020


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