Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning

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Thomas, Michael
IGI Global, Jan 31, 2009 - Computers - 636 pages

Over the last few years, second generation Internet-based services, or Web 2.0 technologies, have emerged as the new buzzwords in information communication technologies.

The Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning investigates how those involved in education ? teachers, students, and administrators ? can respond to the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 technology, within existing institutional and pedagogical frameworks. Containing nearly 30 chapters by experts from across the globe, this defining body of research is the first of its kind to focus on second language learning in relation to the history of computer assisted language learning.

 

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Contents

Criteria for the Implementation of Learning Technologies
1
Communicative Networking and Linguistic Mashups on Web 20
20
OutputOriented Language Learning with Digital Media
42
Infoxication 20
60
The Role of Community Formation in Learning Processes
80
SkypeBased Tandem Language Learning and Web 20
101
A ContextBased Approach to Web 20 and Language Education
119
The Use of Communities in a Virtual Learning Environment
137
Improving Learners Speaking Skills with Podcasts
313
Mobile Technologies Podcasting and Language Education
331
Podcasting as a Next Generation Teaching Resource
350
The Pedagogical Implications of Web 20
367
Improving Online Readability in a Web 20 Context
385
On CustomMade Corpora in the Classroom
411
Internet Technologies and Language Teacher Education
432
Personal Learning Environments for Language Learning
451

Digital Natives Learner Perceptions and the Use of ICT
156
Social Networking Behind Student Lines in Japan
181
Blogging for SelfDetermination with L2 Learner Journals
202
Using Mobile Technology and Podcasts to Teach Soft Skills
223
Social Networking Sites and Critical Language Learning
237
Producing Cell Phone Video Diaries
259
The Use of Weblogs in Language Education
274
Blogging in Foreign Language Education
292
Mobile 20 and Mobile Language Learning
472
The Pedagogical Potential of Interactive Whiteboards 20
491
Interactive Whiteboards in the Web 20 Classroom
506
Web 20 and CMS for Second Language Learning
526
Compilation of References
546
About the Contributors
597
Index
604
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Michael Thomas (PhD) is a professor in applied linguistics (special emphasis learning technologies) at Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (Japan). Previously, he taught second language learning at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). His research interests are in learning technologies, digital literacies, and the philosophy of language. He is author of The Reception of Derrida: Translation and Transformation (2006) and editor of the Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning (2009). He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Emerging Technologies & Society, the Asian Journal of EFL, and the Asian ESP Journal. He is also a reviewer for the British Journal of Educational Technology. Dr. Thomas is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE). His current research focuses on a new book entitled Interactive Whiteboards and Emerging Technologies with Euline Cutrim Schmid and Task-Based Language Teaching and Technology with Hayo Reinders. [Editor]

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