Abstract—Previous studies highlight positive effects of
cooperative learning on language learning motivation. Many
attempts have been made to implement cooperative leaning in
language classes. Now with the use of computer-mediated
communications tools, language learners can learn
cooperatively online, out of class. Online cooperative learning
provides language learners to communicate with native
speakers of their target language, and leads to enhance their
motivation in language learning. This study purposed to
examine the effects of online cooperative learning on language
learners’ motivation in KFL. Results indicate that online
cooperative learning promotes learners’ intrinsic motivation in
Index Terms—Cooperative learning, intrinsic motivation, Korean as a foreign language, online learning.
Hiroki Yoshida, Seiji Tani, and Jitsuko Masui are with Tokoha University, Shizuoka, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Uchida Tomoko is with Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.
Akira Nakayama is with Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan.
Cite: Hiroki Yoshida, Seiji Tani, Tomoko Uchida, Jitsuko Masui, and Akira Nakayama, "Effects of Online Cooperative Learning on Motivation in Learning Korean as a Foreign Language," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 473-477, 2014.