The collaborative language learning attributes of cyber face-to-face interaction: the perspectives of the learner

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Title The collaborative language learning attributes of cyber face-to-face interaction: the perspectives of the learner
Author Wang, Yuping; Chen, Nian-Sheng
Journal Name Interactive Learning Environments
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article examines the degrees of collaborative language learning that were supported in cyber face-to-face interaction. The concept of ''cyber face-to-face'' is used here to encapsulate the kind of environment in which a combination of realtime oral/aural, visual, and text-based interaction happens simultaneously via the various features in an advanced Synchronous Learning Management System (SLMS). The study discusses the results of an evaluation of the five features, namely, the interactive whiteboard, the text chat, the group cyber face-to-face classrooms, the audio, and the video, in an SLMS called 3C. Thirty-three students from an online Chinese/English interpreting course participated in this study. Survey data indicate that collaborative learning can be effectively facilitated in a cyber face-to-face environment, although the degrees of collaboration vary among the five features evaluated. Recommendations for maximizing the collaborative learning potentials of a cyber face-to-face environment are also put forward.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10494821003769081
Volume n/a
Issue Number n/a
Page from 1
Page to 20
ISSN 1744-5195
Date Accessioned 2011-01-31
Date Available 2011-03-07T08:54:17Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36889
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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