ERIC Number: EJ1029549
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Publication Date: 2014-Jun
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Blended Learning: An Evolving Praxis
Fogal, Gary G.; Graham, Floyd H., III.; Lavigne, Anthony G.
TESOL Journal, v5 n2 p353-373 Jun 2014
TED (Technology Entertainment Design), a collection of regularly updated talks, offers a web-based platform that is easily accessible. This platform affords language learners across multiple proficiency levels an opportunity to develop autonomy and critical thinking skills alongside their second language (L2) development. With an international community of TED presenters proffering diverse and progressive ideas, learners gain access to authentic language settings and valuable exposure to World Englishes. This will serve learners as they become members of an increasingly global community. By adapting literature circles into the context of blended learning, this article illustrates how such a learning platform can offer students a meaningful and interactive (language) learning experience. This article also contributes to ongoing discussions regarding technology and second language acquisition, and how these intersect to provide effective and relevant social media-based lessons that serve the demands of L2 learners in the digital age.
Descriptors: Praxis, Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Multimedia Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Critical Thinking
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