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ERIC Number: EJ1142374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1094-3501
Sharing a Multimodal Corpus to Study Webcam-Mediated Language Teaching
Guichon, Nicolas
Language Learning & Technology, v21 n1 p56-75 Feb 2017
This article proposes a methodology to create a multimodal corpus that can be shared with a group of researchers in order to analyze synchronous online pedagogical interactions. Epistemological aspects involved in studying online interactions from a multimodal and semiotic perspective are addressed. Then, issues and challenges raised by corpus creation and sharing are examined with a particular focus on ethics. Basing my discussion and analysis around a particular research project, the steps involved in the creation of a multimodal and shareable corpus are described and the scientific benefits of a collective exploration of data and their subsequent multimodal representations are discussed and illustrated. It is finally claimed that corpus sharing can contribute vastly to the field of computer-assisted language learning by enhancing its scientific robustness as it favors a multidisciplinary, systematic, and in-depth analysis of multimodal data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Ireland (Dublin)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A