ERIC Number: ED544532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Learner, the Media and the Community: How Does Learning Take Place in the Other CALL Triangle?
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)
In this research project, students in applied linguistics were asked to keep blogs over a three-month period in which they reported on their online informal learning of English through activities such as social networking, downloading films and TV series and listening to music on demand. The study is situated within the framework of complexity theory, many aspects of which are well suited to describing informal language development. The blogs are analysed according to a number of learning processes suggested by Larsen-Freeman and Cameron (2008) and a corresponding range of learning activities are observed. Finally, suggestions are made as to possible classroom applications of this work.
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Social Networks, Applied Linguistics, Informal Education, Films, Television Viewing, Music, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Journal Writing, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Language Skills, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.eurocall-languages.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: France