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ERIC Number: EJ1150275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Understanding Different Levels of Group Functionality: Activity Systems Analysis of an Intercultural Telecollaborative Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project
Priego, Sabrina; Liaw, Meei-Ling
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v30 n5 p368-389 2017
An Activity Theory framework has been increasingly applied for understanding the tension or contradictions in telecollaboration. However, to date, few researchers have applied it to the analysis of digital stories, and none of them, to our knowledge, have used it to analyze the co-creation of multilingual digital stories. In this study, we explore the different levels of group functionalities in a telecollaborative project by employing Activity Theory to look into the tensions and contradictions occurred during multilingual digital storytelling co-constructions. We also analyzed the strategies employed by intercultural collaborative group members to resolve these tensions or contradictions. This study involved pre-service French-as-a-second-language (FSL) teachers in Canada and university-level EFL students in Taiwan. Based on research findings, pedagogical implications for intercultural telecollaboration are discussed. Suggestions for future research are also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Taiwan
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