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Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning

Book Description

For teachers of English, connecting with non-native students can pose significant problems, but communication technologies may offer a viable solution. Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning provides educators with valuable insight into methods and opportunities for using technology to teach students learning a foreign language. Theoretical and pragmatic cases illustrate teaching strategies and methodologies, hardware and software development, administrative concerns, and cross-cultural considerations with respect to effective educational technologies. Educators and students, as well as administrators and developers, will use this book to improve the effectiveness of second language curricula across a variety of intercultural perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. PART 1: INTRODUCTION: MINI ARTICLES WITH BIG IDEAS
    2. PART 2: TEACHING
    3. PART 3: USING TECHNOLOGY
    4. PART 4: LEARNING LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
    5. CONCLUSION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Introduction: Mini Articles with Big Ideas
    1. Chapter 1: The Digital Communication Journal
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. RATIONALE
      3. LEARNING OUTCOMES
      4. DESCRIPTION
      5. STUDENT-ORIENTED INSTRUCTIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Facebook, Identity, and Deception
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSE
      3. LEARNING OUTCOMES
      4. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
      5. ESTIMATED TIME
      6. VARIATIONS
    3. Chapter 3: “Yeah, There’s an App for That”
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND: RATIONALE
      3. PROCEDURE
      4. DEBRIEFING
      5. APPRAISAL
    4. Chapter 4: Six Points for Six Posts
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. OUT-OF-CLASS COMMUNICATION OPPORTUNITIES
      4. FACEBOOK
    5. Chapter 5: Wearing Different Listening Hats
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. RATIONALE
      3. ACTIVITY STEPS
      4. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      5. OVERALL OBSERVATIONS
      6. APPENDIX
  9. Section 2: Teaching
    1. Chapter 6: Instructor Credibility
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. U.S. SOURCE CREDIBILITY: A GENERAL DEVELOPMENT
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      5. INSTRUCTOR CREDIBILITY: A CALL FOR A MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION: METHOD
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING TEACHER SOURCE CREDIBILITY
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Web 2.0
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CASE DESCRIPTION
      3. BACKGROUND: WEB 2.0 AND EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: IDEAL INTEGRATION: THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH AND WEB 2.0
      5. CHALLENGES: SUPPORTING THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH: THE PARTNERSHIP FOR 21ST CENTURY SKILLS AND AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (ACTFL)
      6. KEY ELEMENTS OF COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH: FUNCTION, MEANING, STRUCTURE
      7. SOLUTIONS: WEB 2.0 POWERS THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH DEVELOPED BY ACTFL AND PARTNERSHIP 21
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS: WEB 2.0 PLATFORMS AVAILABLE TO LANGUAGE EDUCATORS: OVERVIEW
      9. EDMODO
      10. INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE
      11. GOOGLE+
      12. GOOGLE+ CIRCLES
      13. LEARN AND SHARE VIA TEXT AND VIDEO CHAT
      14. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Effective Instruction within Online Educational Arenas
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Technology Use and Acceptance among Pre-Service Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGE CLASSES OF WEST ASIA
      4. CASE ONE: LMS USE AND ACCEPTANCE IN AN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) WRITING COURSE
      5. CASE TWO: USING AN EDUCATIONAL BLOG TO INCREASE EFL LEARNERS’ PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Factors that Contribute to Students’ Course Satisfaction While Attending Online or Distance Learning Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 11: The Use and Uptake of Information and Communication Technology
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. PORTRAITS FROM THE TEACHER CANDIDATES
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. APPENDIX 1
      9. APPENDIX 2
      10. APPENDIX 3
      11. APPENDIX 4
  10. Section 3: Using Technology
    1. Chapter 12: Teacher Competences in Telecollaboration
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. WEB CONFERENCING: SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
      6. CHALLENGES
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. APPENDIX 1: COMPETENCES OF THE TELECOLLABORATIVE TEACHER (O’DOWD, IN PRESS)
      9. APPENDIX 2: SAMPLE ITEM FROM JUDGMENT TASK
    2. Chapter 13: The Language of Video Intimacy
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 14: Producing Pathways to Proficient Pronunciation with Learner-Designed Pronunciation Stations
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. LIMITATIONS AND CONSTRAINTS OF THE STUDY
      8. CONCLUSION AND ONGOING RESEARCH
      9. APPENDIX 1
      10. APPENDIX 2
    4. Chapter 15: Using Technology to Examine Cultural Learning of African-Americans
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 16: Listening Tests
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS: LISTENING TESTS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 17: English Language Learners’ Online Science Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  11. Section 4: Learning Language and Culture
    1. Chapter 18: Towards the Normalization of Web-Based Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in College English Instruction
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      8. SETTING THE STAGE
      9. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Laying the Ground for Online English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) Composition Courses and University Internationalization
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: THE PARTNERSHIP
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. BACKGROUND
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. APPENDIX HOLISTIC RATING CRITERIA FOR DIAGNOSTIC ESSAY
    3. Chapter 20: Usage-Based Instruction
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: INSTRUCTIONAL CONTEXT
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. IN SEARCH OF INSTRUCTIONAL EFFICIENCY: COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
      6. USAGE-BASED INSTRUCTION: DESCRIPTION OF THE APPROACH
      7. INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE
      8. SOME PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE PILOT STUDY
      9. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 21: Use of Facebook by Foreign Language Instructors
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: SOCIAL INTERACTION AND THE INTERNET
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: FACEBOOK
      5. METHOD
      6. FINDINGS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 22: Integrating Chinese Community into Canadian Society
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 23: Content and Language Integrated Learning in Higher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors