BRITISH COUNCIL SEARCHENGLISH Update January 20th 2005
- Apologies for cross posting. hope there is something of interest here.
This is just a quick update to let you know about some new articles
available through http://searchenglish.britishcouncil.org
Unglamorous, low-tech but highly functional communications technology like
email, bulletin boards, and chat can be used as primary tools to promote and
encourage collaborative interactive learning online.
NEW SOCIAL INTERACTION TOOLS FOR ONLINE INSTRUCTION
Social interaction allows the learner to reflect and reconsider, get help
and support, and participate in authentic problem solving
COMPUTER GAMES, MOTIVATION, & GENDER IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS
The aim of this project is to contribute towards a better understanding of
the motivating pleasures of computer games, in order that their pedagogic
potentials can be more effectively exploited.
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES VIEWED FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES: LEARNERS' VOICE AND
The present study aimed at investigating learners' beliefs about different
learning activities and the degree of discrepancy between learners'
preferences and instructors' awareness of those preferences in foreign
EDUCATIONAL MUVES: VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Creating and building your own Educational MUVE will allow a school or
entire district to have an online polysynchronous presence. It allows
students to build their own rooms, converse with others in a safe
environment (guests may be monitored or excluded altogether), and
WELCOME TO CREATIVE WRITING WORLD
Creative writing has always been an important part of our work at the
British Council and this year we are running a number of creative writing
projects, as well as workshops and writer's residencies, throughout the
PREDICTIONS FOR 2005
Where will e-learning take us in 2005? How will learning be impacted by the
use of portable devices, blogs, and search engines? Will we better
understand and have metrics for quality e-learning? Read on for predictions
from some of the most thoughtful and opinionated people in the e-learning
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING
This study was designed to evaluate the use of asynchronous discussion in
distance education in terms of student perceptions of its value for learning
and for affective support.
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