Design Thinking as a Framework to Maximize Learning Foreign Languages in Online Environments Public Deposited

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  • In this qualitative case study, the implementation of a student-centered model of teaching, “Design Thinking, is explored to understand the difficulties learners experience when studying a foreign language in formal learning environments. This study suggests that excessive concentration on factors of grammar, translation, pronunciation, vocabulary, and lack of speech activity were the main factors learners took into consideration when deciding whether they would continue to learn in a formal setting. This study also demonstrates that intrinsic motivation, self-perception of parental support in the learning process, the instructor's personality traits, and applied teaching methodologies were among the main factors affecting students’ language performance. In a later phase of this study, eleven participants were asked to brainstorm and discover new creative tools and strategies to maximize learner motivation, engagement, and target language retention in online learning environments. Participants suggested that instructors should not use synchronous communication to correct speaking errors; it was also suggested by participants that instructors should provide learners with more opportunities to speak the target language. To mitigate a lack of learner immersion in online environments, the participants of this study suggested web 2.0 tools in addition to the current web conferencing technologies. Based on the concrete ideas presented by the participants of this study, a template for an online Conversational Modern Hebrew course was created, developed and applied to an online learning management system.
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