Понятие и принципы разработки сетевого тренажера как дидактического средства для неязыкового ВУЗа
This study is part of a larger project aimed at designing an online tutor program to teach how to write research articles in English. The aim of the present research is to describe the concept of online tutor programs and to develop their content. The authors define the notion of self-regulated web-sites for foreign language learning, review their didactic characteristics, analyze their effectiveness for language learning, and suggest their own criteria for developing an online tutor to teach academic writing to non-native speakers of English. To demonstrate the importance of these educational technologies, a survey was conducted to explore Russian EFL (English as a foreign language) learners’ attitudes to self-regulated learning through online tutors. Insights were gained about what educational functions and features of online tutor programs are the most valuable from learners’ perspectives.