‘Ears before eyes’: expanding tutors’ interaction skills beyond physical presence in audio-graphic collaborative virtual learning environments

de los Arcos, Beatriz and Arnedillo-Sánchez, Inmaculada (2006). ‘Ears before eyes’: expanding tutors’ interaction skills beyond physical presence in audio-graphic collaborative virtual learning environments. In: Zaphiris, Panayiotis and Zacharia, Giorgios eds. User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning. Hershey PA: Information Science Publishing, pp. 74–93.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-750-8.ch004

URL: http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/ears-before-eyes...

Abstract

This chapter considers how the absence of certain aspects of non-verbal behaviour affects interaction in audio-graphical learning environments. The authors introduce strategies to deal with turn-taking, time lag and other incidences, while observing the difficulty in applying the communicative approach to language teaching in these settings. By highlighting the limited validity of an extrapolation of methodologies between face-to-face and virtual classrooms, we call for research to address the need for a new course of action; one that takes full advantage of the technology in its own right.

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