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In This Together

Teachers' Experiences with Transnational, Telecollaborative Language Learning Projects


Edited By Melinda Ann Dooly Owenby and Robert O'Dowd

This book provides a nexus between research and practice through teachers’ narratives of their experiences with telecollaboration. The book begins with a chapter outlining the pedagogical and theoretical underpinnings of telecollaboration (also known as Virtual Exchange), followed by eight chapters that explain telecollaborative project design, materials and activities as well as frank discussions of obstacles met and resolved during the project implementation. The projects described in the volume serve as excellent examples for any teacher or education stakeholder interested in setting up their own telecollaborative exchange.

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Melinda Dooly & Robert O’Dowd

The series’ focus is on the pedagogical processes and outcomes of engaging learners in different geographical locations in virtual contact and collaboration together. This contact can take place through the application of online communication tools such as e-mail, synchronous chat and threaded discussion as well as the tools of Web 2.0: like wikis, blogs, and online publishing. The series is also particularly interested in innovative teaching practices involving telecollaboration that integrate the use of newly emerging forms of Internet tools such as social networking or 3D virtual worlds.

A major aim is to reflect the diversity of research and practice in this area of knowledge, providing a space for transversal dialogue among teachers and teacher trainers, administrators, researchers, and educators working in different subject areas as well as various areas of education.

Telecollaboration in Education deals with the application of such activity in different subject areas (e.g. Foreign Languages, History, Science) and in different educational contexts, including but not limited to primary, secondary, university and adult education. Publications within the series include scholarly monographs and collected papers editions as well as cutting-edge projects that exemplify good practice in the application of distanced collaborative efforts. Training manuals for educators in the organisation and application of telecollaboration are also a possible type of publication within the series. Language of publication is English.

Vol. 1  Sarah Guth & Francesca Helm (eds)

Telecollaboration 2.0. Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century.

2010. ISBN 978-3-03943-0440-5
Vol. 2  Randall Sadler

Virtual Worlds for Language Learning. From Theory to Practice.

2012. ISBN 978-3-0343-0573-0
Vol. 3  Melinda Dooly & Robert O’Dowd (eds)

Researching Online Foreign Language Interaction and Exchange.

2012. ISBN 978-3-0343-1155-7
Vol. 4  Nataly Tcherepashenets (ed.)

Globalizing On-line: Telecollaboration, Internationalization, and Social Justice.

2015. ISBN 978-3-0343-1520-3
Vol. 5  Claudia Grümpel & Analía Cuadrado Rey (eds)

A Plurilingual Corpus on Telecollaboration in Third Languages

2018. ISBN 978-3-0343-2792-3
Vol. 6  Melinda Dooly & Robert O’Dowd (eds)

In This Together: Teachers' Experiences with Transnational, Telecollabo rative Language Learning Projects

2018. ISBN 978-3-0343-3501-0