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Vosburg, Donald – CALICO Journal, 2017
The use of video games as a learning tool, in particular massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), continues to grow, as does the research in this field of study; research to date has revealed benefits to the language learner as well as hindrances and research gaps (Godwin-Jones, 2014). This study examines participant perspectives on group…
Descriptors: Video Games, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Second Language Learning
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Scholz, Kyle – CALICO Journal, 2017
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games like World of Warcraft are ideally suited to encourage and facilitate second language development (SLD) in the extramural setting, but to what extent do the language learners' actual trajectories of gameplay contribute to SLD? With the current propensity to focus research in digital game-based…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Simulated Environment, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Rott, Susanne; Gavin, Bianca – CALICO Journal, 2015
This investigation reports on a conceptual replication of Goldman et al. (2012) which sought to determine processing patterns of better and poorer learners as they attempted to comprehend and learn from seven textual sources on the Internet in their native language English. The aim of the current investigation was to explore how reading multiple…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Learning, Replication (Evaluation), Second Language Learning
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Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Goertler, Senta; Bollen, Magelone; Gaff, Joel, Jr. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Due to increases in enrollment, hybrid course delivery models, in which part of the instruction happens online, have become a popular solution to financial and space problems. Yet, little is known about the institutional preparedness for the implementation of hybrid language courses, especially the students' computer literacy and access as well as…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara; Kost, Claudia – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study examines the online writing and revision behaviors of university language learners. In small groups, 53 intermediate German students from three classes at three different universities created wiki pages with background information about a novel read in class. All meaning- and language-related revisions were analyzed to determine whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Group Dynamics, German
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Schenker, Theresa – CALICO Journal, 2012
This paper presents the findings of a six-week telecollaborative project between sixteen American students enrolled in a second-semester German class at an American university and sixteen German students enrolled in an advanced English course at a high school in Germany. Students discussed various cultural topics with their partner in two e-mails…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Chun, Dorothy M. – CALICO Journal, 2011
Based on Byram's (1997) definition of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and on specific types of discourse analysis proposed by Kramsch and Thorne (2002) and Ware and Kramsch (2005), this article explores how online exchanges can play a role in second language learners' development of pragmatic competence and ICC. With data obtained…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages), German, English (Second Language)
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Wood, Peter – CALICO Journal, 2011
"QuickAssist," the program presented in this paper, uses natural language processing (NLP) technologies. It places a range of NLP tools at the disposal of learners, intended to enable them to independently read and comprehend a German text of their choice while they extend their vocabulary, learn about different uses of particular words,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, German, Natural Language Processing
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Schuetze, Ulf; Weimer-Stuckmann, Gerlinde – CALICO Journal, 2010
This article presents the concept development, research programming, and learning design of a lexical processing web application, Virtual Vocabulary, which was developed using theories in both cognitive psychology and second language acquisition (SLA). It is being tested with first-year students of German at the University of Victoria in Canada,…
Descriptors: Intervals, Second Language Learning, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Bryan – CALICO Journal, 2009
This study explores the relationship between scrolling, negotiated interaction, and self-initiated self-repair (SISR) in a task-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) foreign language learning environment. Pairs of adult learners of German engaged in four jigsaw tasks over the course of one university semester. Video screen…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, German, Second Language Learning, College Students