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FB/Skype classroom "shell" extensions: trial and retributions.
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, SUNY POTSDAM, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This presentation deals with exploring and implementing new technologies because these can be educational tools for the teaching and learning of foreign languages. My recent work involves exploring the use of social networks like Facebook (FB), which I refer to as classroom extensions. FB usually goes hand in hand with the SKYPE extension, so by reaching out to the world and by using this communication tool along with text and video, the new technologies allow language teachers to “re-voice” their classroom. However, this is a process of trial and error, and some changes may lead to unforeseen problems later. The question is where these new technologies “fit” into the somewhat constricted academic curriculum. I would like to “show and tell” the work done with some of my classes and current progress of the French 213 classes I now have at SUNY Potsdam with the collaboration of my students. Mylène Catel, Associate French professor, specializes in teaching French and game simulations.

Citation

Catel, M. (2013). FB/Skype classroom "shell" extensions: trial and retributions. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 7-18). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .