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ERIC Number: EJ1068192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Going the Distance in a "Changing" World: Distance Learning and the Foreign Language Classroom
Gunnels, Bridgette W.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n1 p24-33 Spr 2008
This article offers a critique of the lack of attention to the place of online course offerings in foreign language departments and/or distance education in general by the MLA's 2007 report on foreign language departments and their role in the academy. The article responds to how currently accessible technology (course management system platforms like WebCT/Blackboard™), already in wide use by universities and colleges across the United States, has made great strides towards replicating a classroom environment that can promote language proficiency as well as achieve the committee's suggestions for encouraging more cross-cultural awareness in foreign language classrooms at all levels.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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