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Distant Classmates: comparing online and telephone language tutorials

Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn; Duensing, Annette and Heins, Barbara (2006). Distant Classmates: comparing online and telephone language tutorials. In: ICL 2006, 27-29 September 2006, Villach, Austria.

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This paper presents findings from the Interaction Study Group, a team of four researchers based at the Open University (OU) investigating tutorial provision on
beginners’ distance language courses. Patterns of verbal interaction in online and telephone tutorials are investigated using social network analysis and gaps and
silences between interaction turns are analysed using an ethnographic approach. The results lead to recommendations for tutor training and student preparation for online
and telephone tutorials.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: Online language learning; interaction
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 7937
Depositing User: Ursula Stickler
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:00
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