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Title: People at the Centre Computer Mediated Communication and Learning

People at the Centre - Computer Mediated
Communication and Learning
  • Jane Hughes
  • UCL (University College London)

Current HE preoccupations (UK)
  • Internationalisation and global citizenship
  • Providing for international students
  • Giving students and international experience
  • Building awareness of global issues into the
  • The student experience
  • National Student Survey
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Skills

Ed-Tech 2008 Topics
  • Blended learning
  • Formal and informal learning
  • Independent learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Video
  • Screencasts, podcasting, video feedback
  • Digital literacy
  • Student-created content
  • Student research
  • Piloting and evaluation
  • Discipline-based innovations
  • Affective factors
  • Blogging
  • Social networks
  • Virtual worlds
  • Communities of practice
  • Making the most of
  • VLE, RSS, whiteboard
  • Online teaching strategies
  • Authentic learning contexts
  • real world projects simulations, case studies
  • Designing for learning

Research goals
Leading edge
  • System specification/needs analysis
  • Determining feasibility
  • Understanding process
  • Evaluation (efficiency, effectiveness, usability,
    other costs benefits)
  • Defining good practice

Established use
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Studying CMC
  • The medium
  • Interactivity, expressiveness, richness,
  • Matching tasks to media
  • Role of audio, video, text
  • Multimedia and learning
  • Human communication
  • Awareness, Gesture, Gaze, Eye-contact, Gender,
    dialogue and learning
  • Collaboration and group working
  • Analysing activities and learning tasks
  • Roles and relationships
  • Groups size
  • Motivation and enjoyment
  • Process and outcome

Classroom communication
Partial anonymity
Writing in public
Language use
Persistent text
Collaborative writing
Seeing other students work
Use of colour and position
Teacher-student relationships
Cross-cultural CMC
  • CrossCall
  • Schools/university collaboration
  • Asynchronous (discussion forum)
  • Students paired across the sectors
  • Three languages originally (now more)
  • German 360 paired activity/402 total messages
  • Russian 108/202
  • Spanish 99/146
  • Topics partly guided by teachers
  • Some face-to-face introductions
  • Real life constraints and difficulties
  • Perspectives
  • Multilingual Internet
  • Electronic literacy
  • Language learning

Languages and literacies
  • Multilingual Internet
  • Online written language
  • Language choice
  • Code switching
  • Written and spoken forms,
  • How writers adapt to technical constraints
  • How languages influence one another
  • Electronic literacy
  • (How) should language learners be taught online
    communication in the target language? (Schetzer
    and Warschauer, 2000 Chen, 2006)
  • Language learning
  • Collaboration between native speakers and
    language learners online (eg Lee, 2004)
  • Developing student writing in the target language

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habe ich funf (tests) funf!!!! funf!!! Es ist
nicht fair! Ich muss ein Presentation uber Bayern
machen auch! Obwohl, es sehr interessant war,
als ich uber Oktoberfest lernen. . Ich muss
verlassen, weil die Stunde beginnt ist! (sorry
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CMC and the conference themes
  • Changes in pedagogy, technology and publishing
    are collapsing the boundaries
  • between students and teachers,
  • content creators and users and educators and
  • Transforming learning practice?

  • Chen, C-F. E. (2006). The Development of E-Mail
    Literacy from Writing to Peers to Writing to
    Authority Figures. Language Learning
    Technology, Vol.10, No.2, May 2006, pp.35-55
  • Durham, Mercedes (2003). Language Choice on a
    Swiss Mailing List. JCMC (Journal of Computer
    Mediated Communication?), Vol 9, issue 1.
  • Danet, Brenda, Herring, Susan C. (2003).
    Introduction The Multilingual Internet. JCMC 9
    (1), November 2003
  • Lee, Lina (2004). Learners Perspectives on
    Networked Collaborative Interaction with Native
    Speakers of Spanish in the US. Language Learning
    Technology 8(1), January 2004, pp 83-100
  • Shetzer, H., Warschauer, M. (2000) An Electronic
    Literacy Approach to Network-based Language
    Teaching. In Warschauer, M., Kern, R. (Eds.)
    Network based Language Teaching Concepts and
    Practice. New York Cambridge University Press
  • Mark Warschauer, Ghada R. El Said, Ayman Zohry
    (2003). Language Choice Online Globalization and
    Identity in Egypt. The Multilingual Internet.
    JCMC 9 (1), November 2003
  • Hyland, K. (2006) Feedback in Second Language
    Writing Contexts and Issues. Cambridge
    University Press.
  • Crosscall http//
  • NTE downloadablefrom
  • Hearnshaw (2006) Will Podcasting finally kill the
    lecture? Guardian, September 2006. Last accessed May
  • Eduserve symposium - http//
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