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Yang, Se Jeong – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
The aim of this study was to gain insights into how language learners perceive two online interactional contexts and how these perceptions impact the learners' participation in eTandem learning. This study incorporated pair work with group discussion as interactional contexts, connecting Korean language learners with English language learners.…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Discussion
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Haines, Karen J. – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
Keeping abreast of new technologies and the opportunities they offer is a challenge for inservice teachers (Blake, 2008; Egbert, Akasha, Huff, & Lee, 2011; Hanson-Smith, 2006; Hubbard, 2007; Robb, 2006). An important aspect of teacher learning about the use of technology is the ability to identify the affordances of new tools and how they can…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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King, Brian W. – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
This study explores the writing of Wikipedia articles as a form of authentic writing for learners of English in Hong Kong. Adopting "Second Language Socialization and Language Learning & Identity" approaches to language learning inquiry, it responds to an identified shortage of research on computer-mediated language socialization.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing
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Chen, Rainbow Tsai-Hung – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
While research has reported generally enthusiastic results regarding L2 blogging, some studies have found contrasting blogging experiences among individual learners. Consequently, this study investigated the factors underlying such discrepancies by exploring 33 EFL learners' experiences of participating in a blog project at a Taiwanese university.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Wu, Heping; Gao, Junde; Zhang, Weimin – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The present study examines the professional growth of three Chinese English teachers by analyzing their interactional patterns and their social and cognitive presence in an online community. The data from social network analysis (SNA) and content analysis revealed that computer-mediated communication (CMC) created new opportunities for teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Synchronous Communication
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Jalkanen, Juha; Vaarala, Heidi – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
Recent studies in the field of new literacies have indicated that a remarkable change in the way we access, consume, and produce information has taken place. The boundaries between concepts such as authorship and ownership have become blurred. This paper will deal with using digital texts in teaching reading comprehension on a university-level…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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Sun, Yu-Chih; Chang, Yu-jung – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
This study examines how blogs and their interactive and collaborative features help academically-advanced graduate students process academic writing knowledge and make sense of their writer identity. Seven graduate students undertaking Master's level study in TESOL and Linguistics participated. The research questions are: (a) What kinds of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Advanced Students, Writing (Composition)
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Lee, Lina – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
The current study explores closely how using a combined modalities of asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) via blogs and face-to-face (FTF) interaction through ethnographic interviews with native speakers (L1s) supports autonomous learning as the result of reflective and social processes. The study involves 16 American undergraduate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Intercultural Communication
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Yang, Yu-Feng – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This qualitative study aims to understand how English learners interpret shared space in an online multilateral English blogging context and how their interpretations of shared space contribute to their multilateral exchange experience. Twenty-four Asian learners of English from two different universities--one in Japan and one in…
Descriptors: Assignments, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This paper examines the use of CMC in both Japanese and English dominated "domains" by Australian learners of Japanese. The natural, social online communication of 12 Australian university students with 18 of their Japanese contacts was collected for a period of up to four years, resulting in a corpus of approximately 2,000 instances of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Language Learning & Technology, 2009
This study uses voice blogs as a platform for an extensive study of language learners' speaking skills. To triangulate the findings, the study collected data by surveying the learners' blogging processes, investigating learning strategies, and conducting retrospective interviews. The results revealed that students (a) developed a series of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Strategies, Learning Motivation