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ERIC Number: EJ1029682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Synchronous Computer-Mediated Dynamic Assessment: A Case Study of L2 Spanish Past Narration
Darhower, Mark Anthony
CALICO Journal, v31 n2 p221-243 2014
In this study, dynamic assessment is employed to help understand the developmental processes of two university Spanish learners as they produce a series of past narrations in a synchronous computer mediated environment. The assessments were conducted in six weekly one-hour chat sessions about various scenes of a Spanish language film. The analysis illuminates the zone of proximal development of the participants, characterizing not only their current level of independent functioning, but also their potential when provided with mediation. The utility of synchronous computer mediated communication as a medium for dynamic assessment is also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A