Online discussion in secondary English: shaping interactive practice for ESL students

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Love, Kristina. (2005). Online discussion in secondary English: shaping interactive practice for ESL students. In In C. Davison (Ed.). Information technology and innovation in language education pp. 149 - 171 Chinese University of Hong Kong.
AuthorsLove, Kristina
EditorsC. Davison
Abstract

The interest in the use of online discussions, or electronic forums, in the area of language arts and language education has been growing steadily in tertiary contexts (e.g., Hammond 1998; Hunt 1996; Mikulecky 1998). However, the uptake of this mode of interaction has been less evident in secondary English, English teachers only gradually using online discussions to complement in-class, face-to-face discussion of a variety of issues (Bean, Cantu 'Valerio, Senior, and White 1999). One of the reasons for this slower uptake may be that there are still relatively few tools available for teacher/ moderators to reflect on how their online discussions may have met their purposes. Secondary English teachers, it appears, continue to explore the relatively uncharted waters of online discussion with only a few navigational aids.

Page range149 - 171
Year2005
Book titleInformation technology and innovation in language education
PublisherChinese University of Hong Kong
Place of publicationHong Kong, China
ISBN9622096964
Research GroupSchool of Education
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