Tertiary students' perceptions and use of information computer technology for language consultation

Cynthia F K LEE*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper reports on some factors that influence a student's choice, perception and motivation to use computer technology for a speaking and a writing consultation service, based on interviews and student-teacher online discourse patterns. It also discusses the motivation behind the choices with reference to Deci and Ryan's self-determination theory and Wenger's social learning theory. It was found that a student's previous learning experience and psychological needs shape their perceptions of, participation and behavior in online consultations. Suggestions for preparing students for a new learning experience in higher education are made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-339
Number of pages17
JournalTeaching in Higher Education
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education

User-Defined Keywords

  • information computer technology
  • language consultation
  • perception and use
  • tertiary learners

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Tertiary students' perceptions and use of information computer technology for language consultation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this