EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES MOBILE-COMPUTING TRENDS: LIGHTER, FASTER, SMARTER

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY–We are moving into a new era of mobile computing, one that promises greater variety in applications, highly improved usability, and speedier networking. The 3G iPhone from Apple is the poster child for this trend, but there are plenty of other developments that point in this direction. The Google-led Android phone will make its appearance this full story


MEASURING ORAL PROFICIENCY IN DISTANCE, FACE-TO-FACE, AND BLENDED CLASSROOMS

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY–Although the foreign-language profession routinely stresses the importance of technology for the curriculum, many teachers still harbor deep-seated doubts as to whether or not a hybrid course, much less a completely distance-learning class, could provide L2 learners with a way to reach linguistic proficiency full story


FOCUS ON FORM THROUGH COLLABORATIVE SCAFFOLDING IN EXPERT-TO-NOVICE ONLINE INTERACTION

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY–Synchronous Computer-mediated communication (CMC) creates affordable learning conditions to support both meaning-oriented communication and focus-on-form reflection that play an essential role in the development of language competence. This paper reports how corrective feedback was negotiated full story


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM MEMORY AND CONTENT REPRESENTATION TYPE ON MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGYDue to the rapid advancements in mobile communication and wireless technologies, many researchers and educators have started to believe that these emerging technologies can be leveraged to support formal and informal learning opportunities. Mobile language learning can be effectively implemented by delivering learning content full story