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Factors Raising Consciousness of Target in Learner-Centered Communicative Language Learning Using Videoconferencing
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, , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This study examines the potential design of a Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication system for raising consciousness of target that would result in appropriate exchange of discourse in learner-centered communicative language learning, compared with two types of systems: one videoconferencing system which allows learners to select the targets before communication and another which allows this during communication. Each system aids learners in being aware of and uttering the target formulaic speech as a learning objective. We investigated the effect of each type of system on two features: perceived consciousness of language learning during communication, performance and the relationship between perception and performance. The results showed that the system in which learners select targets during communication has a statistically significant effect on the perceived consciousness of language learning during communication and performance, in comparison to the other system.

Citation

Yamada, M. & Akahori, K. (2007). Factors Raising Consciousness of Target in Learner-Centered Communicative Language Learning Using Videoconferencing. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3828-3836). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 14, 2019 from .

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