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Beyond interaction: the study of collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks

GÁNEM GUTIÉRREZ, GABRIELA ADELA (2003) 'Beyond interaction: the study of collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks.' ReCALL, 15 (1). 94 - 112. ISSN 0958-3440

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Abstract

<jats:p>Research, design, implementation, and evaluation of CALL materials needs to be based on sound SLA theories and research. A research agenda of CALL issues needs to be identified and investigated by means of suitable methodology. I propose that a Sociocultural approach to language learning provides a useful theoretical framework to investigate the process of collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks. Following a brief overview of Sociocultural theory in relation to its claims about the usefulness of collaborative activity in the language classroom, I provide an account of issues to be addressed in task design. Finally, I exemplify from a study currently taking place how collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks can be empirically studied, and I outline some of the methodological considerations underpinning such research work.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elena Pupaza
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11511

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