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Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 131–144
This paper is a critical review of some recent literature around the "literacies of the digital" in schools and higher education. It discusses the question: "what does the conjoining of the terms "digital" and "literacy" add to our understanding of...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 43, No. 7 (2005) pp. 481–494
This paper adopts an academic literacies perspective to argue for a critical approach to the writing practices of the online university classroom. It describes an on-going action research project in an online Masters in Online and Distance Education ...
Language and Education Vol. 18, No. 5 (2004) pp. 379–399
This paper addresses the nature of literacy practices in online distance learning environments, specifically those involved in text-based collaborative discussion at post-compulsory level. A three-dimensional framework, relating operational,...
Computers & Education Vol. 23, No. 1 (1994) pp. 53–62
Presents six principles for the design of adaptive computer-assisted language learning (CALL) programs for vocabulary that incorporate a theory describing quality in the learning outcome and linking it to the learner's approach. Highlights include...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 8, No. 2 (1995) pp. 205–26
Reviews existing examples of computer-assisted vocabulary learning and suggests some principles for the future design of such programs. The issues considered are the extent to which the program is specifically oriented to vocabulary learning, what...
CALICO Journal Vol. 11, No. 3 (1994) pp. 19–46
Studies the performance of a novice Spanish student using a Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) system designed for vocabulary enlargement. Results indicate that introspective evidence may be used to validate performance data within a...
Reconceptualising Culture in Virtual Learning Environments: From an "Essentialist" to a "Negotiated" Perspective
E-Learning Vol. 2, No. 4 (2005) pp. 355–367
The notion of "culture" as an essential attribute of individuals and groups, owed to national or ethnic background, is critiqued in this article as unhelpful to the project of understanding how diverse participants in virtual learning environments ...
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 30, No. 3 (June 2005) pp. 261–271
This article explores some specific issues involved in online learning and assessment. It draws on data from a postgraduate course for professional educators, delivered globally online, and highlights the relationship between students' online...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 2, No. 2 (1999) pp. 43–61
Argues that conscious reflection is still necessary in an interactive learning environment and that a challenge facing developers of the virtual-language classroom is how to combine the processes of conscious reflection with those of spontaneous...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 12, No. 5 (1999) pp. 457–77
Looks at on-line tutor strategies for the support of students learning a second language with the help of a Web-based asynchronous textual conference. Looks specifically at strategies used by three tutors who participated in a project with students...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 1 (2011)
This paper considers the issues that distance teachers in higher education who are not writing specialists face in supporting their students' academic writing development. We discuss the usefulness of open web-based writing support resources, and...