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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

2012 Volume 8, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 13

  1. Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education

    Elaine Riordan, University of Hull, United Kingdom; Liam Murray, University of Limerick, Ireland

    New and emerging technologies have transformed the classroom (Mishra and Koehler, 2006) and continue to do so, and it has been reported that teachers and teacher educators now work in ever evolving... More

  2. Computer-Mediated-Communication and Foreign Language Education

    Marta Guarda, Università di Padova, Italy

    Since the early 1990s, the increasing availability of the computer and the advent of the Internet have led to a new form of communication which helps overcome the limits of time and space, namely... More

    pp. 15-27

  3. A framework for user modeling in QuizMASter

    Sima Shabani, Fuhua Lin & Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada

    This paper presents an approach to user modeling in QuizMASter, a multi-user educational game shows that uses multi-agent systems to create a personalized learning environment. To keep the students... More

    pp. 29-44

  4. The SLA 2.0 Hypothesis

    Andrea Gobbi, Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy

    Studies and research about second language acquisition (SLA) and Web 2.0 often regard how 2.0 tools (wikis, blogs, podcasts, etc.) are used to enhance and support language learning. However, little... More

    pp. 45-54

  5. Leadership in multimodal computer-mediated second language communication for reciprocal learning

    Paola Leone, Università del Salento, Italy

    This study investigates interactional leadership in Teletandem conversations, in which two speakers communicate employing instant messaging and VoIP software (e.g. Skype), each alternately using... More

    pp. 55-66

  6. A blended practice-enterprise course for language learning in an international business community

    Andreas Glombitza, Universität Tübingen, Germany

    This paper presents the experiences and results from the LLP-project PELLIC. The aim of the project was to make full use of the learning potential of practice enterprise methodology for... More

    pp. 67-77

  7. Case study investigation of CMC with young language learners

    Brigitte Gruson & Françoise Barnes, IUFM de Bretagne, France

    By providing authentic experiences with the world outside the classroom, CMC seems to enhance the learning potential of conventional lessons (Pritchard et al., 2010, p. 211). The assumption... More

    pp. 79-90

  8. Shared Practices amongst Teachers in Online Training Courses

    Antje Neuhoff, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany

    This paper researches some aspects of shared practices and social interactions amongst language teachers who took part in a modular in-service teacher training programme taught online in 2010. It... More

    pp. 105-118

  9. Second Life for Virtual Communities in Education: Sharing Teaching Principles?

    Maria Bortoluzzi, Università di Udine, Italy

    How do expert educators perceive their teaching practice and professional identity in the openness of immersive virtual environments? This paper summarises some findings of a study of teaching... More

    pp. 119-128

  10. Open Intercultural Dialogue: educator perspectives

    Francesca Helm & Sarah Guth, Università di Padova, Italy

    While language educators are being encouraged to exploit the Web for authentic intercultural communication, research is showing that rather than bringing people from different backgrounds together,... More

    pp. 129-139

  11. Social Attitude Recognition in Multimodal Interaction with a Pedagogical Agent

    Berardina De Carolis, Stefano Ferilli, Nicole Novielli, Fabio Leuzzi & Fulvio Rotella, University of Bari, Italy

    Conversational agents have been widely used in pedagogical contexts. They have the advantage of offering to users not only a task-oriented support, but also the possibility to relate with the... More

    pp. 141-151

  12. A Case Study of Teachers’ Open Educational Practices

    Monica Banzato, Università Cà Foscari, Italy

    This article presents an exploratory study of the digital practices used by teacher educators regarding Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices. Despite the growing diffusion of... More

    pp. 153-163

  13. DELE framework: an innovative sight on didactics for deaf people

    Paolo Bottoni, Daniele Capuano, Maria De Marsico & Anna Labella, University of Rome, Italy

    Deafness is a "hidden" problem, which is only partially considered in the design of interactive tools. The E-Learning Environment DELE proposes an answer by exploiting the mechanism of conceptual... More

    pp. 165-174