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Burston, Jack – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
In this paper the development of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) over the past 20¬†years is reviewed with a particular focus on the pedagogical challenges facing its exploitation. Following a consideration of the definition of mobile learning, the paper describes the dominant mobile technologies upon which MALL applications have been…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Kessler, Greg – CALICO Journal, 2013
This article expands upon themes addressed in the 2012 CALICO opening plenary that I delivered at the University of Notre Dame. This extended interpretation allows me the opportunity to further explore the nature of participatory human communication and collaboration and offer some clarification of the proposed instructional model for promoting…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction
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Istifci, Ilknur; Kaya, Zeki – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
We can call the education offered by using the Internet environment as "teaching through the Internet". Such a teaching contributes to interaction, which is not sufficient in traditional classrooms most of the time. It gives the geographically separated students the opportunity of exchanging ideas and information, collaborative learning,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Social Environment, Internet
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Deutschmann, Mats; Panichi, Luisa – Language Awareness, 2009
In this study, we compare the first and the last sessions from an online oral proficiency course aimed at doctoral students conducted in the virtual world Second Life. The study attempts to identify how supportive moves made by the teacher encourage learners to engage with language, and what type of linguistic behaviour in the learners leads to…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Internet