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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yupingen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:23:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:23:53Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-12T07:24:56Z
dc.identifier.issn09588221en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09588220802613773en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30271
dc.description.abstractAs Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) supported by synchronous technologies such as Synchronous Learning Management Systems (SLMSs) are still new to distance language professionals, criteria guiding the evaluation of the appropriate SLMSs for Distance Language Education (DLE) are urgently needed. This article proposes and discusses such criteria. To achieve this, we divide the article into four sections. The first section identifies the need to develop criteria for evaluating an appropriate SLMS for DLE by reviewing what has been achieved in the research into Computer Mediated Communications (CMC) and SLMSs. The second section examines established principles of second language (L2) learning and the nature of distance language education in order to establish a theoretical framework for the formulation of such criteria. In section three, we propose five major criteria for evaluating an effective SLMS for DLE. We further discuss and argue for each criterion from the perspectives of both an e-instructor and an e-learner, and drawing on the empirical data from our distance language classroom. The final section acknowledges the limitations of the study and concludes that the proposal of these criteria is timely and that these criteria need to be enriched with the pedagogical and technological developments in DLE.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalComputer Assisted Language Learningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChinese Languagesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200311en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode209999en_US
dc.titleCriteria for evaluating synchronous learning management systems: arguments from the distance language classroomen_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.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Computer Assisted Language Learning Volume 22, Issue 1, Year 2009, Pages 1-18. Computer Assisted Language Learning is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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