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Cooperation, Culture and the Communicative Approach: Why Three Research Groups must come together as a Community for Successful Technology Implementation
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, , UW-Madison, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper reports on a cross case analysis of Taiwanese English Language Learning (ELL) university instructors’ use of technology. This in-depth multiple case study attempted to gain an understanding of these instructors’ central concerns regarding technology implementation. Findings suggest that the promotion of technology takes into account neither the cultural context of ELL instruction nor theories of ELL. Implications suggest that there is a need for building a community that involves the expertise of language teachers and instructors (who have knowledge language learning theory), instructional designers and technologists (who have expertise in instructional design and implementation) and educational policy professionals (who have the authority to support implementation). These three groups should work together to seek a culturally appropriate implementation of technology for ELL in Taiwan.

Citation

Yang, W.L. & Thomas, M. (2012). Cooperation, Culture and the Communicative Approach: Why Three Research Groups must come together as a Community for Successful Technology Implementation. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3164-3169). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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