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Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 63–66
WebWiz is a system designed to enable teachers to easily create and publish media-embedded online lessons, exercises and tests, both self-marking and assessable. Student responses to online activities created with AuthorWiz are processed by the...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 1290–1297
The recent explosion of Web 2.0 technologies holds “incredible potential for foreign language instruction” (Simon, 2008, p. 6), yet “[t]he literature contains no evidence of research into the use of wikis in the context of language learning” ...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 620–626
Teachers are increasingly being asked to unquestioningly integrate information technology into their teaching practice. Some researchers have found that this goal is “neither value neutral or universally understood” (Jamieson-Proctor, Burnett,...
Global Learn 2012 (Nov 06, 2012) pp. 72–76
This paper discusses the results of a national survey of languages faculty relating to their perceived IT competence and uses in teaching and learning. Languages academics were asked to complete an online survey which interrogated a range of issues...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 375–384
Since the advent of Web 2.0 in higher education, notions of collaboration and authorship have begun to change as educators have become more experienced in the use of social web technologies for teaching. This paper reports on the use of wikis in a...
Comparing the Outcomes of Online Listening versus Online Text-Based Tasks in University Level Italian L2 Study
ReCALL Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 55–66
In this paper, we describe an initial exploratory study designed to compare the outcomes of online listening and online text-based tasks in the context of the study of Italian at The University of Melbourne. Our findings allow us to characterise...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2004) pp. 403–440
This paper discusses the use of email exchanges between non-native speakers (NNS) in the Italian program at the Australian National University (ANU). Approximately eighty students, spanning beginners' to advanced level, participated in two...
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 189–211
The use of reflective tasks, such as journals, as a means to enhance learning is not uncommon in higher education. However, the formative value of reflective tasks is not easily reconciled in tertiary settings where assessment requirements...