The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of technology and online communication platforms in English language learning based on connectivist theory.
Questionnaire and checklist were used to examine the role of online communication tools in the learning process. The data analysis was done with SPSS.
Results showed that being involved in collaborative learning and dialogue increases connectivist knowledge, reflection and negotiation. Online communication tools can be used as an effective supplementary material for learning.
The limitation of this paper is that the number of participants was limited to 27.
This paper gives insights on the use of language and technology integration.
New way of learning and language learning become essential for the pedagogy and learner in the higher education.
The paper is original in its research context and gives a value to contribute new way of learning based on approach.
Sozudogru, O., Altinay, M., Dagli, G., Altinay, Z. and Altinay, F. (2019), "Examination of connectivist theory in English language learning: The role of online social networking tool", International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 36 No. 4, pp. 354-363. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-02-2019-0018
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