Sekiguchi, S and Hashimoto, Y, An international collaborative learning environment: Design and implementation for language education, IATED Academy, 2-4 March 2015, Madrid, Spain, pp. 4610-4616. ISBN 978-84-606-5763-7 (2015) [Conference Edited]
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The aim of the proposed study is to design and implement an international collaborative class and to explore how students perceive their language learning in this international collaborative project. The class has been specifically designed to promote social interaction for language learning through project-based activities in which students work in cross-institutional teams via social media in and outside of the classroom. Language learners from two large universities in Japan and Australia are participating in this study for a period of 2 semesters. The study has 36 students in total and 19 Japanese participants are being examined closely. The study is a qualitative case study, follows the principles of action research design, and data include participantsí weekly reflective online surveys, observation, and interviews with participants. In order to promote language socialisation supported by CSCL and its integration into the curriculum, it is important to explore how students perceive their language learning in CSCL.
The paper concludes with some critical reflections on the improvement of pedagogical design and practice of an international collaborative learning environment for second language education. The findings contribute to the development of language learning teaching communities.
|Item Type:||Conference Edited|
|Keywords:||computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), international collaborative learning environment, telecollaboration|
|Research Division:||Language, Communication and Culture|
|Research Field:||Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)|
|Objective Division:||Cultural Understanding|
|Objective Field:||Communication Across Languages and Culture|
|Author:||Hashimoto, Y (Dr Yoji Hashimoto)|
|Deposited By:||Office of the School of Humanities|
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