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ERIC Number: EJ809404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Task Design in Videoconferencing-Supported Distance Language Learning
Wang, Yuping
CALICO Journal, v24 n3 p591-630 May 2007
This article addresses a pervasive need in the area of videoconference-supported distance language learning: task design. On the basis of Chapelle's (2001) criteria for CALL task appropriateness, this article proposes a set of criteria for evaluating videoconferencing-based tasks which examine such aspects of a task as practicality, language-learning potential, learner fit, authenticity, and positive impact. These criteria were then tested with language learners who completed various tasks using a videoconferencing tool called NetMeeting. Upon examination of the findings in regard to each of these criteria, issues in videoconferencing task design and performance are recommended for further study. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia