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Title: Web 2.0 in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: a research synthesis and implications for instructional design and educational practice
Authors: Parmaxi, Antigoni 
Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
Keywords: Social technologies;Social media;Social networks;Lliterature review;Research synthesis;Pedagogy
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Source: Interactive Learning Environments, Volume 25, Issue 6, 18 August 2017, Pages 704-716
Abstract: his study explores the research development pertaining to the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Published research manuscripts related to the use of Web 2.0 tools in CALL have been explored, and the following research foci have been determined: (1) Web 2.0 tools that dominate second/foreign language classroom; (2) learning/Second Language Acquisition theories that guide their use; (3) skills that Web 2.0 technologies support; (4) reported advantages and challenges in harnessing Web 2.0 tools; and (5) task design considerations. Findings of this study delineate how Web 2.0 tools are utilized in CALL and capitalize Web 2.0 features employed for different types of pedagogical activities. This paper argues that social technologies are valuable tools in the language classrooms but entail challenges regarding their theoretical and pedagogical alignment. The study concludes with some discussion and implications for instructional designers and practitioners.
ISSN: Print : 1049-4820
Online : 1744-5191
DOI: 10.1080/10494820.2016.1172243
Rights: © Informa Group plc
Type: Article
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