Σχεδιασμός e-course στην αγγλική γλώσσα (ως δεύτερη γλώσσα) με διαπολιτισμικό περιεχόμενο βασισμένο στο μοντέλο κινήτρων ARCS
In this dissertation, we attempt to effectively design an e-course in English Language (as second language) with intercultural content. The design of the e-course is based on the principles and strategies of Keller’s ARCS model for motivational design. The aim of the study is to enhance learner’s motivation. Through the research we firstly explore the impact of the design of the educational environment and the material, based on the ARCS model strategies, on learner’s motivation and more specifically on the factors of Attention, Relevance, Confidence and Satisfaction. Secondly, the extent to which the affordances can improve the learning process and thirdly if an e-course with intercultural content can enhance learner knowledge in terms of intercultural understanding. The sample of the survey consisted of 40 people (B2 level) who attended the course and evaluated it who attended the course and evaluated it. The result tool used in this study was questionnaires for the quantitive analysis and “content analysis” for the qualitive analysis. The statistic tool used in this research for the analysis of the results was “One Sample t-test”. The results of the research showed: a) the design and the implementation of the course based on ARCS model has a significant impact on learner’s Attention, Relevance, Confidence and Satisfaction and consequently to their motivation b) technological affordances have been an important tool for improving learning process d) an intercultural e-course can be a means to establishing intercultural understanding.