Telecollaborative Language Learning: A Guidebook to Moderating Intercultural Collaboration Online

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Melinda Dooly
Peter Lang, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 196 pages
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This guidebook brings together the knowledge, insight and experience gained by the participants of an international telecollaborative language learning project entitled Moderating Intercultural Collaboration and Language Learning (MICaLL). Telecollaboration is understood here as a shared teaching and learning experience between distanced partners that is facilitated through the use of Internet technology; an area of growing interest for many teachers. The book first provides a theoretical outline of suitable pedagogical practices for this type of joint effort and then moves into the more practical aspects of designing, setting up, implementing and evaluating telecollaborative projects. The guidebook considers relevant questions and issues which often come up when teachers without previous experience in telecollaboration undertake this type of enterprise. Through the realistic advice and practical examples provided, the reader will be motivated to engage in telecollaborative language learning projects with their own pupils.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
17
Chapter 2
30
Building effective dynamic online partnerships
45
Chapter 3
77
Chapter 4
127
Chapter 5
142
Works cited
191
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About the author (2008)

The Editor: Melinda Dooly works at the Faculty of Education, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) as a teacher trainer. Her research interests lie in the area of plurilingualism, language learning and telecollaboration and she has published several books and articles in this field. Dr Dooly has also been involved in many European and international projects and was the project manager of MICaLL, which gave rise to this guidebook.

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