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Kozlova, Iryna; Priven, Dmitri – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
Although language learning in 3D Virtual Worlds (VWs) has become a focus of recent research, little is known about the knowledge and skills teachers need to acquire to provide effective task-based instruction in 3D VWs and the type of teacher training that best prepares instructors for such an endeavor. This study employs a situated learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Education
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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