SPECIFICS OF DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES APPLICATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AT UNIVERSITY SETTINGS
Kodrle S.V.1 (Krasnodar, Russian Federation) – firstname.lastname@example.org
1Kuban State University
Abstract. Addressing the study to the issue of distance learning technologies employed in foreign language teaching at a university is particularly relevant for the present situation in the sphere of Russian higher education, which has arisen as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and the intensive digitalization of all spheres of life in our society. The extensive integration of distance and blended learning into the educational process of universities is an innovative trend that determines the development of higher education today. It highlights the importance of our study aimed to identify the didactic specifics of distance learning technologies exploited in distance and blended formats of foreign language teaching at a university. The theoretical research undertaken allowed the authors to refine the comprehensive definition of terms “distance learning technologies”, “distance learning”, “blended learning” by specifying the basic characteristics and essential specific features of these concepts. The findings have indicated the didactic specifics of the synchronous and asynchronous use of distance learning technologies. Within the scope of empirical research, distance learning technologies employed in foreign language teaching in Kuban State University (Krasnodar, Russia) were investigated. The results obtained made it possible to determine characteristic didactic aspects of their application, to identify specific features of their functioning in distance and blended learning modes, to assess educational opportunities and challenges of distance learning technologies in foreign language teaching at university settings. The conducted research is of theoretical and practical significance, as its findings might be useful for planning and organizing distance and blended learning of a foreign language at a university, as well as for optimizing the traditional face-to-face learning mode by means of distance learning technologies application.
Keywords: distance learning technologies, distance learning, blended learning, foreign language teaching, synchronous and asynchronous distance learning technologies.
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