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ERIC Number: ED544442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-
An In-Depth Exploration of the Effects of the Webcam on Multimodal Interactive Learning
Codreanu, Tatiana; Celik, Christelle Combe
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), Paper presented at the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) Annual Conference (Nottingham, United Kingdom, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011)
Current research describes multimodal pedagogical communication of two populations of online teachers; trainee tutors (second year students of the Master of Arts in Teaching French as a Foreign Language at the university Lumiere-Lyon 2, France) and experienced teachers based in different locations (France, Spain and Finland). They all taught French as a Foreign Language to a group of students from UC Berkeley in 2010. They participated in a project using a desktop videoconferencing platform ("VISU") designed for delivering online courses. The study focuses on the webcam's effects on teaching and learning and tries to answer the following question: how does multimodal interaction affect interactive learning? Our hypothesis is that experienced teachers channel information through the webcam more efficiently and effectively in order to engage learners in knowledge construction. This paper presents the results of research based on an empirical method of collecting ecological data.
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). School of Modern Languages, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland BT52 1SA UK. Tel: +44-287-032-3992; e-mail: eurocall@ulster.ac.uk; Web site: http://www.eurocall-languages.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: Finland; France; Spain