While it is clear that formal training retains its pre-eminence and is recognised throughout the world of work, informal learning, hitherto little known and appreciated, is now established as a new form of participatory learning. Some countries even...
New media, new communicative genres and inclusive technology-mediated L2 pedagogy: A conversation with Steve Thorne
Professor Steve Thorne is well-known for his work on second and foreign language development and Internet-mediated communicative activity.
Using Activity Theory to understand the contradictions in an online transatlantic collaboration between student-teachers of English as a Foreign Language
This article describes the contradictions reported by student-teachers in Barcelona who engaged in telecollaboration with transatlantic peers via Second Life, during their initial training in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
This article discusses specific examples of virtually mediated interactions involving two transatlantic groups of student-teachers who engaged in a task-based telecollaborative project for the purposes of a teacher education course.
The article reflects the role of stakeholders and experts as well as their composition in review teams, based on the example of epprobate, the international quality label for eLearning courseware.
DIVERGENT PERCEPTIONS OF TELECOLLABORATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING TASKS: TASK-AS-WORKPLAN VS. TASK-AS-PROCESS
The use of computer-supported collaborative learning is more and more commonplace in language learning classrooms; this has given rise to the need for more research on roles and processes of telecollaboration in language teaching and learning and...
This article will discuss the development of a teaching unit designed for initial secondary teacher training (specializing in foreign languages).
Crossing the intercultural borders into 3rd space culture(s): implications for teacher education in the twenty-first century
This article looks at a year-long network-based exchange between two groups of student-teachers in Spain and the USA, who were involved in various networkbased collaborative activities as part of their teaching education.
There is a documented need for supporting VET teachers, trainers and tutors in including ICT in their teaching activities. Despite the advanced learning technologies, it is often the case that teachers, most of all elder ones, are frightened or even...
Security in Learning Management Systems: Designing Collaborative Learning Activities in Secure Information Systems
The field of research on information technology applications in the design of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) activities generates very complex scenarios which must be studied from different approaches. One approach is to consider...