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ERIC Number: EJ1054627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-1607
Appropriation of a Representational Tool in a Second-Language Classroom
Wen, Yun; Looi, Chee-Kit; Chen, Wenli
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, v10 n1 p77-108 Mar 2015
While the affordances of face-to-face and online environments have been studied somewhat extensively, there is relatively less research on how technology-mediated learning takes place across multiple media in the networked classroom environment where face-to-face and online interactions are intertwined, especially in the context of language learning. This case study contextually investigates the appropriation of a representational tool by students in small groups, in the context of collaborative second language writing activities. In this paper, micro-analysis of cross-media interactions is deployed to unravel how different groups of students evolve alternative approaches to appropriating the technology. The study explores the beneficial affordances of a representational tool that supplement face-to-face communication for second language learning, and draws implications for the design of collaborative L2 learning in networked classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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