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ERIC Number: EJ1004372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0958-3440
Filling in the Gaps: Linking Theory and Practice through Telecollaboration in Teacher Education
Dooly, Melinda; Sadler, Randall
ReCALL, v25 n1 p4-29 Jan 2013
This article discusses a two-year telecollaborative project in teacher education that took an integrated approach to teaching about and through technological resources in order to introduce student-teachers to innovative methods for communicative-based language learning through computer-mediated communication (CMC). Via "technological immersion", student-teachers in two groups in Spain and the US were required to work together online to give peer feedback and evaluation of several activities, including teaching sequences. They also co-created podcasts, along with accompanying educational activities. Some of the tools used were Moodle, Skype, emails, wikis, Second Life and podcasting. The article analyzes and discusses multimodal data collected during the collaboration. Results indicate that the online collaboration enhanced teacher development through opportunities unavailable in more traditional teacher education classrooms and enabled student-teachers to better make connections between theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain; United States