ESAP Students’ Perceptions of Skills Learning in Computer-Mediated Intercultural Collaboration
Rachel Lindner, Munich University, Germany
IJCALLT Volume 1, Number 2, ISSN 2155-7098 Publisher: IGI Global
Reports on computer-mediated intercultural exchanges generally focus on their relevance for acquiring linguistic or intercultural competence, but little research exists on other educational outcomes, such as the development of electronic literacies, academic literacies, or study skills. This article uses a multiliteracies approach to telecollaboration, viewing it as an opportunity to develop different skills sets considered important for studying in the 21st century. The discussion is positioned within the field of English for Specific Academic Purposes and describes an online exchange between Sociology students at the universities of Munich (Germany) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). Qualitative research is used to surface participants’ perceptions of skills learning through the exchange and provide insights into the competences that these learning environments facilitate.
Lindner, R. (2011). ESAP Students’ Perceptions of Skills Learning in Computer-Mediated Intercultural Collaboration. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 1(2), 25-42. IGI Global.