Yıl 2018, Cilt 19, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 61 - 71 2018-04-16

Contributory Role of Virtual Courses via Skype to Control Embarrassment of Iranian EFL Learners’ Performance

Elham JAHANBAKHSH [1] , Azizeh CHALAK [2]

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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in integration of technology for pedagogical purposes. The present study aimed at finding out how presentation in the frame of virtual courses can control embarrassment and shyness of Iranian EFL learners. The practical part concentrated on using Skype for the purpose of presentation in seminar courses. The data collection was based on Revised Cheek and Briggs Shyness Scale (PRSS 14 item) and the target group was selected from three seminar classes during 2016. The final scores of the face to face presentation were compared with presentations via the Skype in such courses. The data were analyzed using a paired sample t-test. The results revealed a significant difference between observed results and expected results. The data were also gathered from semi-structured interviews based on the students’ attitudes towards using the Skype to increase the validity of the method. The findings showed that the students had highly positive attitudes towards integration of the technology. This study could impact those students who have enough competence but their personality type prevents them from transferring their knowledge. It could also be fruitful for curriculum developers who want to organize pedagogical area efficiently by overcoming time and place constraints.

Embarrassment, performance, Skype, virtual, virtual courses
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Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde415660, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2018}, volume = {19}, pages = {61 - 71}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.415660}, title = {Contributory Role of Virtual Courses via Skype to Control Embarrassment of Iranian EFL Learners’ Performance}, key = {cite}, author = {JAHANBAKHSH, Elham and CHALAK, Azizeh} }
APA JAHANBAKHSH, E , CHALAK, A . (2018). Contributory Role of Virtual Courses via Skype to Control Embarrassment of Iranian EFL Learners’ Performance. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19 (2), 61-71. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.415660
MLA JAHANBAKHSH, E , CHALAK, A . "Contributory Role of Virtual Courses via Skype to Control Embarrassment of Iranian EFL Learners’ Performance". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 (2018): 61-71 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/36573/415660>
Chicago JAHANBAKHSH, E , CHALAK, A . "Contributory Role of Virtual Courses via Skype to Control Embarrassment of Iranian EFL Learners’ Performance". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 (2018): 61-71
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ISNAD JAHANBAKHSH, Elham , CHALAK, Azizeh . "Contributory Role of Virtual Courses via Skype to Control Embarrassment of Iranian EFL Learners’ Performance". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 / 2 (Nisan 2018): 61-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.415660