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Pages: 5198-5204
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

DISCUSS THIS: ENRICHING THE TASK-BASED CYCLE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

S. McMinn

HKUST (HONG KONG)
This presentation will focus on how new media and Web 2.0 technologies, such as WordPress, BuddyPress, and MediaWiki are used in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Language Center’s task-based approach to language learning, enriching the task cycle, creating new opportunities for teaching English (and other languages), extending the classroom, and enabling both students and teachers to measure the process of learning a language through formative and peer evaluation. In many ways, these tools give learners opportunities to be independent in their learning; encourage a wider range of expressive capability; facilitate more collaborative ways of working; and create more authentic opportunities for learning a language. In addition to showing the affordances and limitations of Web 2.0 technologies in the language classroom, I will also suggest strategies for incorporating these tools into a Language Center curriculum under a task-based approach to learning.
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author = {McMinn, S.},
title = {DISCUSS THIS: ENRICHING THE TASK-BASED CYCLE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA},
series = {3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN11 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-0441-1},
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month = {4-6 July, 2011},
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S. McMinn (2011) DISCUSS THIS: ENRICHING THE TASK-BASED CYCLE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 5198-5204.
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