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López Garcia, Diego A.; Mateo Sanguino, Tomás de J.; Cortés Ancos, Estefania; Fernández de Viana González, Iñaki – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
Debates have been used to develop critical thinking within teaching environments. Many learning activities are configured as working groups, which use debates to make decisions. Nevertheless, in a classroom debate, only a few students can participate; large work groups are similarly limited. Whilst the use of web tools would appear to offer a…
Descriptors: Debate, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Cooperative Learning
Laborda, Jesus Garcia – Online Submission, 2010
Webquests have been used for some time to research a variety of topics. According to Lacina (2007), a webquest is an inquiry-based technology activity designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March in which information is usually drawn from the Internet, and is a powerful instructional exercise both for teachers and students.Webquests enhance personal and…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Tourism, Oral Language, Experiential Learning
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Perez, Beatriz Cortina – Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Conscious of the importance of enhancing semantics at higher levels, this paper proposes the use of componential analysis to increase students' awareness of different shades of meaning (Gairns & Redman 1986). First, it briefly reviews componential analysis theory, as well as its criticisms and possible applications. Then, with the help of the…
Descriptors: Semantics, Virtual Classrooms, Componential Analysis, Second Language Learning