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Title: Collaborative learning in the virtual English class : a Hong Kong case study
Authors: Li, L 
Wong, DLF
Gui, D
Au Yeung, G
Keywords: Computer-assisted instruction
Internet in education
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global)
Source: In HH Yang and S Wang (Eds.), Cases on e-learning management : development and implementation, p. 343-370. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference, 2013 How to cite?
Abstract: This chapter demonstrates how Second Life (SL) is used to enhance collaborative language learning on a virtual campus of a Hong Kong university. The case study reports on the learning experience of a number of undergraduate students as they navigated through a virtual task in an existing course: English for Technical and Web-Based Writing. Student avatars assessed each other’s work and shared learning experiences and comments via SL-enabled tools such as voting bars and note cards. To determine if this practice was more effective as a learning tool than a traditional classroom or two-dimensional discussion on the Internet, the students’ feedback on SL was collected through the university’s online survey system (i-Feedback), camera recorded focus group discussion and audio recorded tutor feedback. The findings suggest that different tasks in a virtual learning environment may stimulate
ISBN: 978-1-4666-1933-3 (hardcover)
978-1-4666-1934-0 (ebook)
978-1-4666-1935-7 (print & perpetual access)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1933-3.ch016
Rights: Copyright ©2013, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
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