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Le, Thinh Van; Cunningham, Una; Watson, Kevin – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
Vietnamese high school students have few opportunities to use English outside class and they are often reluctant to speak in class. This paper describes and explains the students' willingness to communicate (WTC) and relates this to varied perceptions of social presence. Eighteen high school students in Vietnam took a six-week online course using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Social Media
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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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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This article examines personality and participation in an online intercultural exchange (OIE) between 57 university students in Japan (n = 28) and Taiwan (n = 29). The two-month OIE used Facebook (FB) as the medium of communication. During the online exchange, participants communicated linguistically using English as their common language and…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality Measures, Computer Mediated Communication, Program Descriptions
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Knight, Janine; Barberà, Elena – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This paper presents the results of how four dyads in an online task-based synchronous computer-mediated (TB-SCMC) interaction event use their agency to carry out speaking tasks, and how their choices and actions affect time spent interacting in the target language. A case study approach was employed to analyse the language functions and cognitive…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Time
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Goh, Shu Li – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, the use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Role Playing, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
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Ko, Chao-Jung – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study aims to clarify the relationship between task types and foreign language learners' social presence (SP) in text-based SCMC learning modes. The participants in this study comprised 38 high-intermediate level English as a foreign language (EFL) learners from different disciplines of a university in Taiwan. They were divided into two…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Davies, Renaud Jonathan – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explores the role voice microblogging-based activities play in developing learners' spoken production skills. The study involved 33 low-intermediate level university students majoring in English at a private university in Japan. The voice microblogging application used in the study was Bubbly, a cross-platform social networking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Tanaka, Makiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The use of computers as an educational tool has become very popular in the context of language teaching and learning. Research into computer mediated communication (CMC) in a Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) learning and teaching context can take advantage of various pedagogical possibilities, just as in the English classroom. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Questionnaires
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Wu, Pin-hsiang Natalie; Kawamura, Michelle – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
With a growing demand for learning English and a trend of utilizing computers in education, methods that can achieve the effectiveness of computer-mediated communication (CMC) to support language learning in higher education have been examined. However, second language factors manipulate both the process and production of CMC and, therefore,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Correlation, Computer Mediated Communication
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Yu, Li-Tang – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to address a writing teacher's perspective about integrating Facebook, a social networking site, into a university-level English writing course in Taiwan. Data, including interviews with the teacher and class postings on Facebook, were analyzed inductively, qualitatively, and interpretively, resulting in three…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media, Writing Instruction
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Mork, Cathrine-Mette – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Online student response systems (OSRSs) are fast replacing classroom response systems (CRSs), also known as personal or audience response systems or "clickers". OSRSs can more easily be implemented in the classroom because they are web-based and allow students to use any browser and device to do the "clicking" required to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Audience Response Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
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Yanguas, Íñigo; Flores, Alayne – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The present study had two main goals: to explore performance differences in a task-based environment between face-to-face (FTF) and oral computer-mediated communication (OCMC) groups, and to investigate the relationship between trait-like willingness to communicate (WTC) and performance in the FTF and OCMC groups. Students from two intact…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Oral Language, Communication Strategies, Interpersonal Communication
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York, James; Stiller, Scott – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The social-media news website "Reddit" boasts a huge readership with over 35 million unique visitors for December 2011 alone. Content is generated by users, who submit links from other websites to the various sub-forums. Users also have the ability to comment on links, providing the means for a community to be developed. Both content and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nielsen, Brian – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study explores asynchronous online discussions as a learning strategy for Japanese EFL students from various perspectives. A text analysis of learner posts and replies was performed to determine the quantity, quality, and accuracy of the written language produced. Student participation rates during all four online exchanges were measured to…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Fageeh, Abdulaziz; Mekheimer, Mohamed Amin A. – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study aimed to recognize the pedagogical effects of Blackboard as a computer-mediated communication (CMC) environment for teaching academic writing and improving students' attitudes toward academic writing. Learners' interactions in the CMC environment of Blackboard were analyzed via a controlled descriptive design to examine how students…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes
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