Lessons Learned from Three Years of Videoconferencing between EFL Classrooms and a Native English Speaker
Wen-chi Vivian Wu, Providence University, Taiwan ; Michael Marek, Wayne State College, United States ; Pin-hsiang Natalie Wu, Chienkuo Technology University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presents finding from several semesters of a project in which an American native speaker of English spoke “live” via Internet videoconference to Taiwanese EFL students. Qualitative and quantitative findings over several semesters show that students experienced improved motivation to study English. Factor analysis shows that the factor interaction skills plays a prominent in the students’ perceptions of their own ability. The paper summarizes qualitative findings and then offers seven key “lessons learned” giving other EFL instructors tested guidelines and directions for practical and effective intercultural collaboration with foreign professors to development of E-learning curriculum and teaching materials, and with guidelines and directions to implement on-line videoconferencing for classroom instruction.
Wu, W.c.V., Marek, M. & Wu, P.h.N. (2009). Lessons Learned from Three Years of Videoconferencing between EFL Classrooms and a Native English Speaker. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3167-3174). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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