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Social media-based language learning: insights from research and practice

Lamy, Marie-Noëlle and Mangenot, François (2013). Social media-based language learning: insights from research and practice. In: Lamy, Marie-Noëlle and Zourou, Katerina eds. Social Networking for Language Education. New Language Learning and Teaching Environments. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 219–238.

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This chapter brings a synoptic perspective to the volume and draws out questions that emerge from the work as being important for future research into online networking and language education. In the chapter the authors approach these first from a research perspective (types of research, themes explored and data collection issues) then from the perspective of design and pedagogy (mediation revisited, types of networking and community-building, forms of interaction and genres, and finally formal and informal learning). They critically examine how, while attending to the wider ecology of language learning with Social Networking Sites, the book’s contributors approached the particularities of pedagogies and practices as they influence learner interactions, along with concomitant learning benefits and challenges, pinpointing areas where further research is needed.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors (individual chapters), 2013 The Editors (selection and editorial matters)
ISBN: 1-137-02336-8, 978-1-137-02336-0
Keywords: social networking; language learning; sociocultural learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 37768
Depositing User: Marie-Noëlle Lamy
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 15:09
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:16
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