Reflections in cyberspace: Web conferencing for language teacher education
E. Johnson, Ann Bishop, Anna Holt, Jennifer Stirling, Janice Zane
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Volume 17, Number 2, ISSN 0814-673X Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
This paper reports on an in depth evaluation of a distance format Applied Linguistics course in which web based computer conferencing was used as a tool to support student knowledge construction and collaborative group work. Students and their teacher reflected on what they expected from the course, whether or not computer supported discussion was effective for personal learning, and how e-learning environments could be improved. The findings are reported within categories of social cohesion and the role of online discussion to support meaningful experiential learning. More generally, the paper discusses how situated evaluation can help educators gain a better understanding of the roles of task, structure, and language use in e-learning environments.
Johnson, E., Bishop, A., Holt, A., Stirling, J., Zane, J. & Zane, J. (2001). Reflections in cyberspace: Web conferencing for language teacher education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 17(2),. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Retrieved June 9, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/44443/.
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