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Azari, Mohammad Hosein – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This article investigated the effect of weblog use in a process-based writing course on the writing performance of students as well as on their level of learner autonomy. The participants were 43 English language learners who were doing their BA in the field of English Language Teaching. The control group (n = 19) went through in-class writing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Hsu, Hsiu-Chen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This paper reports on an exploratory study that investigated the effect of extensive speaking practice on the development of L2 speaking complexity, accuracy, and fluency in voice blogging. The participants were 30 college EFL (English as a foreign language) learners in Taiwan. As a supplement to the insufficient speaking practice in class, each…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Language Fluency, College Students
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Ware, Paige; Kessler, Greg – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study builds on research examining the in-school technology practices of adolescent language learners by exploring the patterns of classroom literacy practices that emerge when a telecollaborative project is introduced into a conventional secondary language classroom. We draw on the conceptual frameworks and discourse analytical tools…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Huang, Hsin-chou – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
With the advancement of such Web 2.0 applications as weblogs, language learners have more opportunities to use a target language for communication purposes and to experience peer collaboration and interaction. In the search for ways to augment an EFL curriculum in which speaking practice is limited but the demand for improving oral proficiencies…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Semi Structured Interviews, Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language)
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Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Focusing on the topic of the development of the plurilingual and intercultural competence through the integration of electronic communicative practices both in foreign language classrooms and non-formal contexts, this work aims at defining and characterizing, in view of a co-actional perspective, a "pedagogical blog", by considering it…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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Vurdien, Ruby – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Today Web 2.0 technologies, including blogs, are presenting both teachers and learners with new horizons in the field of language teaching and learning. A blog is an online journal which can be continuously updated by its users [Matheson, D. (2004). Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: Some trends in online journalism. "New Media &…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Hung, Shao-Ting Alan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Washback refers to both positive and negative influences of testing on teaching and learning. While washback studies abound in the literature, most of them deal with high-stakes, standardized tests or large-scale entrance examinations. Scant efforts have been made to uncover washback effects in alternative assessments. This study implemented an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation
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de Andres Martinez, Chelo – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Technology enhanced learning (TEL) has shaped the way we teach and learn nowadays. Web 2.0 interactivity capacities have played a major role in providing a virtual space where learning can take place outside the classroom. Digital environments challenge the traditional educational establishment by blurring the boundaries between the recipient of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses
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Miceli, Tiziana; Murray, Sara Visocnik; Kennedy, Claire – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
This article describes the experience of integrating a class blog into an advanced Italian course, in order to provide an out-of-class forum for language practice and for sharing course-related ideas and information. It also reports on an evaluation of the blog's effectiveness, drawing on an analysis of the students' blog contributions and their…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Course Content, Italian
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Arslan, Recep S.; Sahin-Kizil, Aysel – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
Blog use may offer instructors a helpful tool for teaching writing at the tertiary level in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) classrooms. This article reports on a quasi-experimental study regarding the effect of blog-centered writing instruction on students' writing performance. Fifty intermediate English students at a Turkish…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Lee, Lina – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
Blogs and podcasts open new ways for global communication and development of intercultural awareness. This article reports a Spanish-American telecollaborative project through which students created blogs and podcasts for intercultural exchanges in light of the sociocultural perspectives. The article outlines the methodology for the project…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Intercultural Communication, Electronic Publishing, Cultural Awareness