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ERIC Number: EJ1077297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Helping Second Language Literature Learners Overcome E-Learning Difficulties: LET-NET Team Teaching with Online Peer Interaction
Wu, Pin-Hsiang Natalie; Marek, Michael W.
Journal of Education and Learning, v2 n4 p87-101 2013
This study presents and discusses results from an EFL second language literature program in which the instructional design included a team teaching scheme, blended learning practice, and computer-mediated peer-interaction. The team teaching plan used a Mandarin speaking English teacher and a Native English-speaking teacher collaborating and interacting via the Internet. In order to assist second language learners in in-depth textual understanding, videos presenting cultural perspective as well as multimedia glossaries were created as digital learning materials. An online forum was created using social media including Facebook and a conventional blog for the learners. Qualitative data was collected from interviews and from the Facebook/blog comments written by participants. Interview findings showed that participants of the program found the instructional design to be beneficial, including the team-teaching structure, the digital learning materials offered via the video, and online peer-interaction. Four primary themes and four additional secondary themes emerged in the student's online written discussion. Conclusions and recommendations for practice are presented.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Team Teaching, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Mandarin Chinese, Cooperation, Internet, Social Media, Group Discussion, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Interviews, Instructional Design, Computer Assisted Instruction, Literature, Native Speakers, English Teachers, Cultural Influences, Cultural Differences, College Students, College Faculty, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan