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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
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
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Pellet, Stephanie H. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Course Content
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn; Boggs, Jordan – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
This study investigates Web-based, project oriented, many-to-many collaborative writing for academic purposes. Thirty-eight Fulbright scholars in an orientation program at a large Midwestern university used a Web-based word processing tool to collaboratively plan and report on a research project. The purpose of this study is to explore and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes, Teaching Methods
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Kenning, Marie-Madeleine – ReCALL, 2010
This paper reports some of the findings of a distinctive innovative use of audio-conferencing involving a population (campus-based advanced learners) and a type of application (task-based language learning) that have received little attention to date: the use of Wimba Voice Tools to provide additional opportunities for spoken interactions between…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Task Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Chen, Jun-Ming; Chen, Meng-Chang; Sun, Yeali S. – Computers & Education, 2010
For students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), reading exercises are critical not only for developing strong reading comprehension, but also for developing listening, speaking, and writing skills. Prior research suggests that social, collaborative learning environments are best suited for improving language ability. However, opportunities…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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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