Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning
The Connectivist Model and Virtual Learning Networks: Experiences in Second Language Learning At a Remote Distance
Stefany Juliana Noa Copaja, Kevin Mario Laura De La Cruz, and Silvia Milagritos Bazán Velasquez
The objective of the study was to determine the results of the perception of the connectivist pedagogical model in English students of a virtual learning network (WhatsApp). In this sense, a descriptive research was carried out, following the hypothetical-inductive method. A questionnaire based on a Likert scale, which measures the perception of connectivism, was used to obtain data. The results showed a positive perception on the part of the respondents in most of the statements. From the results obtained in the different dimensions, it can be assumed that connectivism can enhance language learning due to its high acceptance, especially in the dimensions of teacher and student role with an average of 55.94% and 52.24% respectively in the agree scale. In addition, it is necessary to propose actions for the incorporation of technologies by teachers in the classrooms and the correct equipment of the institutions, as well as the training of teachers and the creation of study habits through virtual learning networks.
keywords: Connectivism; e-learning; English language learning; student perceptions.