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Oskoz, Ana; Elola, Idoia – CALICO Journal, 2016
This article provides an overview of how digital stories (DSs)--storylines that integrate text, images, and sound--have been used in second-language (L2) contexts. The article first reviews the methodical and planned, albeit non-linear, steps required for successful implementation of DSs in the L2 classroom and then assesses the observed…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Program Implementation
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Oskoz, Ana – CALICO Journal, 2009
Learners engaged in synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) work collaboratively to construct knowledge by providing each other with implicit and explicit feedback. In addition to its value in encouraging learners to make modifications toward target-like forms, the implicitness or explicitness of the feedback provides a means to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sykes, Julie M.; Oskoz, Ana; Thorne, Steven L. – CALICO Journal, 2008
In light of the increasingly blurred line between mediated and nonmediated contexts for social, professional, and educational purposes, attention to the presence and use of innovative digital media is critical to the consideration of the future of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). This article reviews current trends in the use of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms
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Oskoz, Ana – CALICO Journal, 2005
While there is ample documentation on the use of synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) in the foreign language classroom for instructional purposes (Beauvois, 1994, 1998; Beauvois & Eledge, 1996; Chun, 1994; Darhower, 2002; Kelm, 1992, Kern, 1995; Warschauer, 1996), research devoted to assessment in this area is quite rare (Heather,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Student Evaluation, Measures (Individuals), Program Effectiveness