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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yupingen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Nian-Shingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:16:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:16:27Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-23T02:37:41Z
dc.identifier.issn15523233en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/19164
dc.description.abstractNoting that distance learning environments often pose serious obstacles to second language instruction, Yuping Wang and Nian-Shing Chen propose that synchronous learning management systems (SLMS) can address the urgent need for real-time communication to support the student acquisition of language skills. To illustrate the pedagogical value of such technology, Wang and Chen investigate a state-of-the-art SLMS developed by the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan and discuss the results of a pilot study that utilized this system in a series of online tutorials. In doing so, the authors illustrate how a range of SLMS functions-including online chat, a whiteboard, and a videoconferencing feature-provided students the chance to gain practical guidance in their language skills and overcome the sense of isolation that can characterize distance learning environments. While noting some technical difficulties experienced by the students, the authors observe that student evaluations of the experience were generally positive, and they recommend that prior training in the use of such technology can ensure its more effective use in the future. Finally, the authors also conclude that more research will need to be done to assess the value of SMLS in promoting learning outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherFischler School of Education and Human Servicesen_US
dc.publisher.placeNova Southeastern Universityen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.innovateonline.info/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom337.1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto337.7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInnovateen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420112en_US
dc.titleOnline Synchronous Language Learning: SLMS over the Interneten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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