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Thouësny, Sylvie – Research-publishing.net, 2012
Language teachers, as one might expect, are often confronted with the task of assessing and grading students' assignments, which should ideally be addressed with respect to not only reliability and validity, but also functionality. Based on Knoch's (2011) taxonomy features with regards to design and development of writing assessments, an analytic…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Grading
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Codreanu, Tatiana; Celik, Christelle Combe – Research-publishing.net, 2012
The aim of the study is to describe and analyze webcam pedagogical communication between a French Foreign Language tutor and two students during seven online classes. It tries to answer the following question: how does the tutor in a multimodal learning environment change her semio-discursive behavior from the first to the last session? We analyze…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, French
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Hong, Chi-yin – Research-publishing.net, 2012
This study explores how low- and intermediate-level English learners manage face threats in MSN conversations. The effects of the addressee's status are also studied. Forty English learners, who were further divided into beginner and intermediate groups according to their English proficiency, participated in this study. Based on six offensive…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Modes
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Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – Research-publishing.net, 2012
This paper reports on a study examining the effects of visualizing online writing activities on student behaviors and learning outcomes. A design-based research approach was adopted to develop and integrate theory and practice in natural educational settings (Anderson & Shattuck, 2012). The study was conducted in an 18-week, semester-long…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Outcomes of Education, Writing Exercises, Visualization
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Lin, Huifen – Research-publishing.net, 2012
For the past few decades, instructional materials enriched with multimedia elements have enjoyed increasing popularity. Multimedia-based instruction incorporating stimulating visuals, authentic audios, and interactive animated graphs of different kinds all provide additional and valuable opportunities for students to learn beyond what conventional…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension
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Sato, Takeshi; Suzuki, Akio – Research-publishing.net, 2012
The aim of this study is to optimize CALL environments as a learning tool rather than a gloss, focusing on the learning of polysemous words which refer to spatial relationship between objects. A lot of research has already been conducted to examine the efficacy of visual glosses while reading L2 texts and has reported that visual glosses can be…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Intentional Learning
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Palalas, Agnieszka – Research-publishing.net, 2011
Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) can augment second language teaching and learning by taking it into the real world. Authentic communicative situations in conjunction with the cultural artefacts and metalinguistic clues offered by the context can promote active learning; however, as respondents of the study presented in this chapter…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Thouësny, Sylvie – Research-publishing.net, 2011
In contrast to standardised assessment, dynamic assessment (DA) simultaneously combines teaching and assessment activities. The key difference between standardised and dynamic approaches lies in the fact that, in the latter, an expert is allowed to provide assistance to a novice during the assessment process. Mediation, whether in the form of…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Sarré, Cédric – Research-publishing.net, 2011
Despite the amount of published research on the use of text-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) in second language acquisition (SLA), very little attention has been paid to voice-based CMC (audioconferencing and videoconferencing) and to how it compares with the better known text-based CMC modes. This chapter investigates and compares the…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Videoconferencing, Feedback (Response), Comparative Analysis
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Thouësny, Sylvie; Bradley, Linda – Research-publishing.net, 2011
Although technology has become embedded in our everyday life, researchers and practitioners constantly strive to find ways of incorporating technology in education, with language learning being one of those fields (Garrett, 2009). Numerous publications on this subject are available, mostly on condition that one is affiliated with a university, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Laakkonen, Ilona – Research-publishing.net, 2011
The chapter discusses the potential of personal learning environments (PLE) based on Web 2.0 applications for language courses in higher education (HE). This novel approach to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education involves learners in the design of learning environments, tools and processes. The chapter begins…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Centered Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Computer Assisted Instruction
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