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Arndt, Henriette L.; Woore, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
This study compared second language vocabulary acquisition from engagement with two different online media: written blog posts and video blogs. It also explored whether there were differences between which aspects of vocabulary knowledge (i.e., orthography, semantics, and grammatical function) were best learned from these media. The results showed…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Hattem, David – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The following is a qualitative case study presenting three vignettes exploring the use of language play while microblogging during an academically sanctioned task. Ten students and one teacher used "Twitter" in an intensive, English as a second language advanced grammar course to practice writing sentences with complex grammatical…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Vignettes, Language Usage
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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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Godwin-Jones, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
Five years ago in the February, 2007, issue of LLT, I wrote about developments in digital video of potential interest to language teachers. Since then, there have been major changes in options for video capture, editing, and delivery. One of the most significant has been the rise in popularity of video-based storytelling, enabled largely by…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Videoconferencing, Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing
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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