Penner, N. & Schulze, M. (2010). Group Work in a Technology-Rich Environment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 111-137. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Journal of Interactive Learning Research
Volume 21, Issue 1, January 2010
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Chesapeake, VA
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This paper addresses several components of successful language-learning methodologies—group work, task-based instruction, and wireless computer technologies—and examines how the interplay of these three was perceived by students in a second-year university foreign-language course. The technology component of our learning design plays a central role in this article. The main part is dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of student data collected in two different groups during two subsequent semesters. After a general discussion of the learning design of the course and task-based language learning, we analyze the interaction between two sets of factors: 1) the students’ use of information and communication technologies and their perception thereof, and 2) students’ perception of and participation in task-based instruction and group work.