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Stickler, Ursula; Shi, Lijing – CALICO Journal, 2015
Although online tutorials are becoming commonplace for language teaching, very few studies to date have provided insights into learners' behaviours in synchronous online interactions from their own perspective. This study employs eyetracking technology to investigate ten learners' attention during synchronous online language learning in a…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Attention, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Kim, Eun Young; Brown, Lucien – CALICO Journal, 2014
This paper examines how L2 learners of Korean manifest pragmatic competence in their use of address terms in computer mediated communication (CMC) and how they use these terms to negotiate their identities. Four UK-based learners of Korean with competence levels ranging from Novice High through Intermediate High participated in the study,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Korean, Foreign Countries
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Heiser, Sarah; Stickler, Ursula; Furnborough, Concha – CALICO Journal, 2013
With the increase of online language teaching the training needs of teachers have long been established and researched. However, the training needs of students have not yet been fully acknowledged. This paper focuses on learner training as preparation for language classes where online synchronous conferencing is used. It presents an action…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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Stickler, Ursula; Hampel, Regine – CALICO Journal, 2010
This case study focuses on two learners who took part in an intensive online German course offered to intermediate level students in the Department of Languages of the Open University. The course piloted the use of a Moodle-based virtual learning environment and a range of new online tools which lend themselves to different types of language…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Speech, Open Universities
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Lewis, Tim – CALICO Journal, 2006
This article is aimed at educators who find themselves facing the need to develop their e-teaching skills, with little or no formal training or institutional support. It explores how this can be achieved using the notion of "teacher autonomy" in combination with standard professional development measures for language teachers. The…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Educational Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Professional Autonomy
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Lister, Bob; Smith, Tony – CALICO Journal, 2001
Examines the decline in Latin provision in English state schools before discussing practical, technical, and pedagogical issues arising from a small-scale, one-year project in which two state schools ran Latin classes without Latin specialists but with the support of Web-based electronic resources and e-mail tutors. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries