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Pérez-Paredes, Pascual; Ordoñana Guillamón, Carlos; Aguado Jiménez, Pilar – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Combined with the ubiquity and constant connectivity of mobile devices, and with innovative approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), Natural Language Processing Technologies (NLPTs) as Open Educational Resources (OERs) could become a powerful tool for language learning as they promote individual and personalized learning. Using a…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Educational Resources, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Bueno-Alastuey, M. C.; Kleban, M. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This article attempts to analyse to what extent a distance collaboration project between two groups of university students sharing the same lingua franca (English), but with different course educational objectives can benefit its participants. We build on the knowledge gleaned from previous studies of second language telecollaboration which point…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Second Language Learning, College Students, Educational Objectives
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Ernest, Pauline; Guitert Catasús, Montse; Hampel, Regine; Heiser, Sarah; Hopkins, Joseph; Murphy, Linda; Stickler, Ursula – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Over recent years, educational institutions have been making increasing use of virtual environments to set up collaborative activities for learners. While it is recognized that teachers play an important role in facilitating learner collaboration online, they may not have the necessary skills to do so successfully. Thus, a small-scale professional…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Teaching Skills
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Jaen, Maria Moreno; Basanta, Carmen Perez – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
The educational experience related over the following pages is the result of several research projects undertaken after an evaluation of the vocabulary size of final year English philology students at the University of Granada (Spain), who were found to have a significant deficiency in their lexical competence. In view of the results obtained,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Lexicology, Online Courses, Educational Innovation
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O'Dowd, R.; Waire, P. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
In this article we examine how instructors make decisions about task design in telecollaboration and the factors that influence these decisions during the actual implementation of the tasks. We begin with a review of the recent literature of online intercultural exchanges to identify and describe a typology of 12 different types of tasks and task…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Teacher Collaboration, Assignments