Category: Telecollaboration

EFL Talks Video Glossary – Telecollaboration

Here is a 10 slide, 10 minute presentation introducing the concept of Telecollaboration for EFL Talks 10 in 10 Terms. EFL Talks is a great place for educational professionals to learn from each other – essentially teachers teaching teachers! Want to know what it’s like to organise a telecollaboration? Listen to an interview with Eva Read More …

Telecollaboration: Project Activities in the Secondary Language Classroom

My Proposed Masters Project Activities Project structure: Five 1 hour classes per week for 4 weeks WEEK 1: Introduction Phase Introduction to TC>pre-activity survey>speaking test WEEK 2: Getting to know you Phase Information exchange task 1> Self-Introduction Information exchange task 2> Respond to your partner’s self-introduction Information exchange task 3> Describe/introduce a digital tool to Read More …

Telecollaboration: Solutions in Telecollaboration

In this video some solutions and strategies for Telecollaboration are discussed, from the learner perspective.

Telecollaboration: Challenges in Telecollaboration

In this video I discuss six main challenges in Telecollaboration from the learner perspective.

Research Methods: Dissertation Proposal

Using e-portfolios and rubrics to assess speaking competence in a Telecollaborative exchange between Chinese and English language learners Introduction In our increasingly globalised world, English language proficiency is regarded as crucial for future social and economic success. No more so is that evident than in China, a rapidly developing economy with bold ambitions to become Read More …

Telecollaboration: Thinking About…Limitations and Implications of an ICC study

Another interesting read has been Intercultural Competence and Cultural Learning through Telecollaboration by Theresa Schenker (2012). The six-week email telecollaboration between German students learning English and American students learning German revealed that the students interest in cultural learning did not change significantly. However, the study did show that the majority of Byram’s (1997) objectives of Read More …

Interview with Sean Ulley, PBL Teacher @ The Learning Tree

(Click YouTube CC icon for English subtitles) In this interview I chat about learning and teaching with Sean Ulley, an American PBL Teacher. Listen to the audio to learn more about Sean’s: – love of teaching and learning – favourite teacher – examples of Project Based Learning – plans for the future For friends in China, watch the video Read More …

Telecollaboration: Group Dynamics and Community Building

Last week I read A Tale of Two Communities: Group Dynamics and Community Building in a Spanish-English Telecollaboration by Mark Darhower (2007). The study explores the linguistic and social behaviours involved in community building between two groups of language learners (Group E & Group D) over a 10-week period. The research question was: What linguistic Read More …

Telecollaboration 是什么呢?

三周前我参加了一个很好的活动。主题是三分钟汉语演讲。虽然我很竞争我还给观众介绍我的硕士论文计划。项目叫Telecollaboration. 是一种在线共同交换。邀请你们去看看。尽管给我评价。 你有VPN的话请去看YouTube视频。

Telecollaboration: Interview with Eva Toth (Part 4)

Telecollaboration uses “…online communication tools to bring together language learners in different countries for the development of collaborative work and intercultural exchange” (O’Dowd & Ritter, 2006, p623). Such collaborations may also be known as Tandem Language Learning (TLL), Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE) or even Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education (ICFLE). In this video, Hungary-based teacher Read More …