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ERIC Number: EJ871893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Learning a Language with Web 2.0: Exploring the Use of Social Networking Features of Foreign Language Learning Websites
Stevenson, Megan P.; Liu, Min
CALICO Journal, v27 n2 p233-259 Jan 2010
This paper presents the results of an online survey and a usability test performed on three foreign language learning websites that use Web 2.0 technology. The online survey was conducted to gain an understanding of how current users of language learning websites use them for learning and social purposes. The usability test was conducted to gain an understanding of how potential users would interact with three foreign language learning websites and explore the pedagogical and technical usability of these sites. It is hoped that the results of this exploratory study would provide an insight into how the goals and designs of these websites incorporating Web 2.0 tools fit with the goals and needs of current and potential language learners. (Contains 11 figures and 2 tables.)
Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium. 214 Centennial Hall, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Tel: 512-245-1417; Fax: 512-245-9089; e-mail: info@calico.org: Web site: http://calico.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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