Telecollaboration 2.0

Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21 st Century

by Sarah Guth (Volume editor) Francesca Helm (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 475 Pages
Series: Telecollaboration in Education, Volume 1


Telecollaboration, or online intercultural exchange, has become widely recognised as an effective way to promote the development of intercultural communicative competence and language skills. However, the study and implementation of new 2.0 environments such as wikis, Skype, virtual worlds and gaming for telecollaboration is still in its infancy. How can these multilingual, multimodal, collaborative environments be used to promote language and intercultural learning? What are the implications for teachers and learners and what new literacies are required? Do they offer an added-value? This book seeks to answer these questions and many more by bringing together the experience and expertise of researchers and practitioners alike. The authors offer critical stances, new frameworks and practical case studies to help the reader ‘navigate’ the world of Telecollaboration 2.0.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2010 (October)
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 475 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Sarah Guth (Volume editor) Francesca Helm (Volume editor)

The Editors: Sarah Guth teaches English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the University of Padova, Italy. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Francesca Helm is an English language teacher and researcher at the Department of International Studies at the University of Padova. Both authors have published articles and chapters on language learning and telecollaboration. Their research interests are in the areas of computer-mediated communication and the use of technology in language learning, intercultural communication and telecollaboration, and Web 2.0 and multiliteracies.


Title: Telecollaboration 2.0