2015 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 21-34
E-learning, which is intended to facilitate the memorization of knowledge such as English vocabulary, has been found to be problematic for continuous learning. Learners need to be highly autonomous to be able to use the e-learning system at any time. Meanwhile, group learning is currently widespread due to benefits such as its motivational effectiveness. Thus, we explored the idea of connecting learners to each other through e-learning. We then examined the effectiveness of the connecting system that learners used to interact with their peers. Learners were divided into two groups: One group used the connecting system, while the other group did not, and both used the e-learning system for one month. Consequently, it was found that the connecting system had an extended effect on the duration of learners' academic workload.