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ERIC Number: EJ1016935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Language Learning: The Merge of Teletandem and Web 2.0 Tools
Abreu-Ellis, Carla; Ellis, Jason Brent; Carle, Abbie; Blevens, Jared; Decker, Aline; Carvalho, Leticia; Macedo, Patricia
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v24 n4 p353-369 Oct 2013
The following action research provides an overview of student's perceptions of the incorporation of Web 2.0 technologies into in-tandem language learning activities. American and Brazilian college students were partnered in order to work in-tandem through pre-determined language activities using Web 2.0 technologies to learn a second language, prior to studying abroad. Findings indicated both advantages and pitfalls of incorporating Web 2.0 technologies from a learner-centered perspective. Implications for program change included clear directives and protocols for text-based communications between peers and providing back-up options for students when technologies fail to work or are unavailable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Kentucky; Ohio; United States; Utah
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