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Canto, Silvia; Jauregi Ondarra, Kristi – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article attempts to shed some light on the possible learning benefits for language acquisition and intercultural development of authentic social interaction with expert peers through computer mediated communication (CMC) tools. The environments used in this study are video communication and the 3D virtual world "Second Life." For…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Qualitative Research, Control Groups
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Skolnik, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article was written in response to concerns that have been expressed about the possible consequences of an increasing number of countries overtaking the United States in educational attainment. International statistics on educational attainment were analyzed, questions about comparability of data were discussed, and the impact of different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Educational Attainment
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Acedo, Sara Osuna; Cano, Lucía Camarero – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
The ECO European Project funded by the European Commission is dedicated to bringing MOOCs to a new dimension by taking advantage of the new possibilities offered by the Social Web (O'Reilly, 2005). This paper focuses on the intercreative aspects of MOOCs. It takes a look at the characteristics of the new ECO MOOCs to see if they are designed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Creativity