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Extending the Scope Tele-Collaboartive Projects: A Commentary Inspired by Jean LeLoup & Robert Ponterio's "Tele-Collaboartive Projects: Monsters.com?"
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 7, No. 3 (2003) pp. 160–63
Ideas that resulted from reading Jean LeLoup and Robert Ponterio's tele-collaborative projects, Monsters.com, are discussed. (Author/VWL)
What English Language Teachers from the Peoples' Republic of China Find Surprising about Information Technology: Thoughts on How to Address the Need for Change
Asia Pacific Journal of Education Vol. 24, No. 1 (2004) pp. 105–116
Recent educational reforms in China are placing increasing emphasis on the integration of new technologies in the English language curriculum. At the same time, a debate has begun concerning the effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) usage in...
Educational Media International Vol. 46, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 207–221
This paper presents illustrative findings from a one-year pilot study undertaken in the English department of a high school in Singapore that was in the first year of implementing a one-to-one wireless laptop programme. The findings show that...
Towards the "Informed Use" of Information and Communication Technology in Education: A Response to Adams' "Powerpoint, Habits of Mind, and Classroom Culture"
Journal of Curriculum Studies Vol. 39, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 219–227
PowerPoint, the widely-used slide-show software package, is finding increasing currency in lecture halls and classrooms as the preferred method of communicating and presenting information. But, as Adams [Adams, C. (2006) "PowerPoint, habits of mind, ...
Innovation Configuration Mapping as a Professional Development Tool: The Case of One-to-One Laptop Computing
Teacher Development Vol. 19, No. 3 (2015) pp. 402–420
This article illustrates how findings from a study of teachers' and students' uses of laptop computers in a secondary school in Singapore informed the development of an Innovation Configuration (IC) Map--a tool for identifying and describing...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 20–23
With the development of Web 2.0 technologies, online document collaboration tools are becoming increasingly available, often free of charge. Although the technology is considered interactive and collaborative, it does not necessarily mean learners...
Catalyzing student–teacher interactions and teacher learning in science practical formative assessment with digital video technology
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 61–67
This paper reports how a teacher–researcher partnership examined a biology teacher's existing pedagogical practices and attempted, through a task design innovation, to create the circumstances under which more interactive and emergent assessment for ...
Reconsidering Literacy in the 21st Century: Exploring the Role of Digital Stories in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018) pp. 179–194
The call for an expanded, critical and socially-constructed view of literacy in response to contemporary semiotic and technological developments is not new. However, an under investigated area relates to the impact and influence of new media in the...
Journal of Literacy Research Vol. 45, No. 4 (December 2013) pp. 327–355
Over the past few decades, there has been a marked shift away from conceptualizing literacy as a functional skill set toward its recognition, particularly for children and youth, as a social achievement that is buttressed, in part, by access to...