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ERIC Number: ED386059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 20
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Computer-Mediated Communication and Teacher Education: The Case of "Telenex."
Coniam, David; And Others
The computer network Telenex (Teachers of English Language Education Nexus) established at the University of Hong Kong is described. The network was conceived to provide professional support to secondary school English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers in Hong Kong, and is monitored by a team of ESL teachers and teacher educators. Its components include databases (a bank of validated test items, teaching ideas, grammar and related teaching ideas, and news about current developments in the profession) and communications (electronic mail, conferencing, and task group messaging at each instructional level). The testing database is calibrated to a common ability scale, and is designed for both construction and validation of tests. The teaching ideas database, created in hypertext, contains practical activities for each language skill area. The grammar database, also in hypertext, also contains grammar-related teaching activities designed for communicative language teaching. Contains 24 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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