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European Dialogue Project: Collaborating to Improve on the Quality of Learning Environments

  • Telecollaborating and communicating in online contexts using English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) requires students to develop multiple literacies in addition to foreign language skills and intercultural communicative competence. This chapter looks at the intersection of technology and teaching ELF, examining mutual contributions of technologies, more specifically Web 2.0, and ELF to each other, and the challenges in designing and implementing collaboration projects across cultures. Moreover, it looks at how the development of digital competencies in ELF (DELF) can be enhanced through the implementation of Web 2.0 mediated intercultural dialogues. The detail of the research design including internet tools used, participants and tasks are also discussed. Data analysis points to a positive attitude towards telecollaboration, also providing confirmation of some of the problems identified in theoretical framework, such as different levels of personal engagement.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Regina Brautlacht, Franca Poppi, Maria Lurdes Martins, Csilla Ducrocq
Parent Title (English):Vu, Fredrickson et al. (Eds.): Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Technologies for Online Learning in Higher Education
First Page:393
Last Page:426
Publisher:IGI Global
Date of first publication:2017/01/01
Departments, institutes and facilities:Einrichtungen / Sprachenzentrum
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 378 Hochschulbildung
Entry in this database:2017/01/09