A guidebook to moderating intercultural collaboration online
Edited By Melinda Ann Dooly Owenby
Melinda Dooly (ed.) This guidebook brings together the knowledge, insight and ex- perience gained by the participants of an international telecollab- orative language learning project entitled Moderating Intercultural Collaboration and Language Learning (MICaLL). Telecollabor- ation is understood here as a shared teaching and learning experi- ence between distanced partners that is facilitated through the use of Internet technology; an area of growing interest for many teachers. The book fi rst provides a theoretical outline of suitable pedagogical practices for this type of joint effort and then moves into the more practical aspects of designing, setting up, imple- menting and evaluating telecollaborative projects. The guidebook considers relevant questions and issues which often come up when teachers without previous experience in telecollaboration undertake this type of enterprise. Through the realistic advice and practical examples provided, the reader will be motiv ated to en- gage in telecollaborative language learning projects with their own pupils. Dr Melinda Dooly works at the Faculty of Education, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) as a teacher trainer. Her research interests lie in the area of plurilingualism, language learning and telecollaboration and she has published several books and art- icles in this fi eld. Dr Dooly has also been involved in many Euro- pean and international projects and was the project manager of MICaLL, which gave rise to this guidebook. ISBN 978-3-03911-523-5 Telecollaborative Language Learning A guidebook to moderating intercultural collaboration online PE TE R LA N G M el in da D oo ly (e d. ) Te...
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