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Guo, Sijia; Möllering, Martina – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This case study aimed to explore best practice in applying task-based language teaching (TBLT) via a Web-conferencing tool, Blackboard Collaborate, in a beginners' online Chinese course by evaluating the pedagogical values and limitations of the software and the tasks designed. Chapelle's (2001) criteria for computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese
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Thomas, Simon; Toland, Sean H. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The provision of supplemental educational and instructional content in podcast form is becoming increasingly widespread in first language education. However, amongst second language students in Japan the lack of literature illustrates podcast use has been limited. Imitating podcasts, educational and instructional materials in audio form were…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Toland, Sean; White, Jeremy; Mills, Daniel; Bolliger, Doris U. – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have become important tools in higher education language instruction, which can facilitate both student learning and the administration of courses. The decision regarding which LMS a particular university adopts is a complicated process where the needs and opinions of several stakeholders, including…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Usability, Relevance (Education)
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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of the pedagogical practices of e-learning teacher experts into a four-part framework of approaches: out-of-class, blended language practice, blended Web 2.0 projects, and online. Examples of each approach are illustrated with short extracts from case studies of the participant teachers. It is hoped that these four…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Electronic Learning