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An international collaborative learning environment: Design and implementation for language education
The aim of the proposed study is to design and implement an international collaborative class and to explore how students perceive their language learning in this international collaborative project. The class has been specifically designed to promote social interaction for language learning through project-based activities in which students work in cross-institutional teams via social media in and outside of the classroom. Language learners from two large universities in Japan and Australia are participating in this study for a period of 2 semesters. The study has 36 students in total and 19 Japanese participants are being examined closely. The study is a qualitative case study, follows the principles of action research design, and data include participants’ weekly reflective online surveys, observation, and interviews with participants. In order to promote language socialisation supported by CSCL and its integration into the curriculum, it is important to explore how students perceive their language learning in CSCL.
The paper concludes with some critical reflections on the improvement of pedagogical design and practice of an international collaborative learning environment for second language education. The findings contribute to the development of language learning teaching communities.
Publication titleINTED2015 Proceedings
EditorsL Gomez Chova, a Lopez Martinez, and I Candel Torres
Department/SchoolSchool of Humanities
Place of publicationSpain
Event title9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Event VenueMadrid, Spain
Date of Event (Start Date)2015-03-02
Date of Event (End Date)2015-03-04