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ERIC Number: EJ1053718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
"Buddy System": A Pedagogical Innovation to Promote Online Interaction (Sistema de amigos: una innovación pedagógica para fomentar la interacción en línea)
Espitia Cruz, Martha Isabel; Kwinta, Anna
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v15 n1 p207-221 Apr 2013
Recent technological development has created new pedagogical practices in the EFL classroom to maximize the time for students to use the language by considering online tools. Whilst working in a pedagogical context with new technologies, some educators were concerned with how online interaction in EFL content-based classes could be effectively promoted with university students. It was difficult to design and carry out online activities that students would find interesting enough to participate in and interact with their peers and teachers. Thus, this pedagogical innovation shows how two EFL teachers implemented a peer feedback strategy to foster online interaction. The outcomes point to new strategies as well as pedagogical possibilities to motivate students' interaction when working in online environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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