Telecollaborative Language Learning Projects between Sri Lankan and Australian Primary Schools ( An Online Presentation using Voice Thread)

Thushara Gamage (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

“As daily interactions in formal and informal learning have switched to more online modes, researchers have underlined the mediating role of teacher, peers, setting, language and technology and in particular have begun to focus on communicative practices that are based on technological mediation” (Dooly and Hauck, 2012, p.139). Based on Lantolf’s (2000) domains to understand second language acquisition through mediation, two case studies are currently being implemented as telecollabortive projects (online class-to class interactions) between two primary schools in Sri Lanka and a primary school in Australia. This presentation will briefly outline these two projects: an international school award project facilitated by The British Council and a communicative English language project, both which have been designed to promote communicative competence in two primary schools in Sri Lanka and achieve communicative learning outcomes in an Australian primary school. A brief overview of the different interactions between and within the classrooms from the data gathered so far will also be outlined.
Period18 Nov 2014
Held atLinguistics Department HDR Conference 2014
Event typeConference
LocationSydney, Australia
Degree of RecognitionRegional