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ERIC Number: EJ890754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Group Work in a Technology-Rich Environment
Penner, Nikolai; Schulze, Mathias
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v21 n1 p111-137 Jan 2010
This paper addresses several components of successful language-learning methodologies--group work, task-based instruction, and wireless computer technologies--and examines how the interplay of these three was perceived by students in a second-year university foreign-language course. The technology component of our learning design plays a central role in this article. The main part is dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of student data collected in two different groups during two subsequent semesters. After a general discussion of the learning design of the course and task-based language learning, we analyze the interaction between two sets of factors: 1) the students' use of information and communication technologies and their perception thereof, and 2) students' perception of and participation in task-based instruction and group work. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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