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ERIC Number: EJ809389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Computer-Mediated Communication and a Cautionary Tale of Two Cities
Sadler, Randall
CALICO Journal, v25 n1 p11-30 Sep 2007
This paper describes an action research project that investigated the pedagogical applicability of computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools for collaborative projects. The research involved two groups of students studying to become ESL/EFL teachers, one group at a university located in the US Midwest and the other in the Catalan region of Spain, engaging in collaborative projects of their own designs which examined potential uses of CMC for language learning. As part of this project, the students also learned about and used a number of CMC tools, ranging from email to message boards to video chat, as part of their collaborative process. The participants reported a number of positive experiences with the technology, but this report focuses on the challenges encountered during the CMC and potential solutions to those issues. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain