Integrating E-Learning into the Course of English for Science Students - Creating a New Learning Environment in the Activity of Preparing for a Conference on Speciality

Natalya Snytnikova

Abstract

The paper deals with the problem of creating some kind of a blended learning environment for the science students who learn to prepare for a scientific conference on speciality in English. The learning environment is supposed to be effective, supportive, and friendly. In order to get that we have endeavoured to integrate some features of e-learning in the course. The activity of preparation for the conference is described in some detail. The materials and tools employed are considered. Among them there are materials found on the web page APres created by the author. The web page has been developed to help the students to cope with the problem of preparation for and carrying out the conference. The language skills and e-learning skills are studied that are formed in the activity. The techniques and tools are described which allow our students to work productively both individually and in collaboration with other students. Both e-learning and traditional methods are involved in the course. Online communication in English is effectively exploited here to promote language learning. Several programme applications are utilized (Google Drive, Google Docs, Skype), which has proved to be useful for the process of preparation for the conference.

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Snytnikova N. (2015). Integrating E-Learning into the Course of English for Science Students - Creating a New Learning Environment in the Activity of Preparing for a Conference on Speciality . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, pages 558-565. DOI: 10.5220/0005492705580565


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu15,
author={Natalya Snytnikova},
title={Integrating E-Learning into the Course of English for Science Students - Creating a New Learning Environment in the Activity of Preparing for a Conference on Speciality},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={558-565},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005492705580565},
isbn={978-989-758-108-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Integrating E-Learning into the Course of English for Science Students - Creating a New Learning Environment in the Activity of Preparing for a Conference on Speciality
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
AU - Snytnikova N.
PY - 2015
SP - 558
EP - 565
DO - 10.5220/0005492705580565