Videoconferencing: Creating a Space for New Discourse In Literacy and Language Education
Pamela Solvie, Penn State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this research study is to investigate the use of videoconference technology's ability to create space and opportunity for students to participate in discussions with others focusing on related issues. Though distant in terms of geographic space, videoconference technology may allow students to share and expand their "view of the world". Use of videoconference technology is being reviewed in terms of how students' perceptions have changed as a result of discussion experiences with others. How students "read the world" will be considered in the context of situated literacies. It is my hypothesis that students may develop an expanded awareness of literacy and what it entails for them and others through participation in videoconferences, due to face to face dialogue focusing on issues with others using technology to motivate and facilitate such discourse.
Solvie, P. (2003). Videoconferencing: Creating a Space for New Discourse In Literacy and Language Education. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2199-2202). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).