Investigating the effectiveness of audio-graphic conferencing in real time on language acquisition at a distance.

  • Felix, Uschi, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Coleman, James (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

This project brings together recognised international experts in computer mediated communication (CMC) and second language acquisition (SLA) in a large-scale investigation of the use of synchronous, internet-based conferencing using voice, text and image applications (audio graphics) in second language acquistion. Distance learners at the British Open University and at Monash University will take part in a time-series analysis in which they are systematically involved in either traditional distance learning (text, audio, video, face-to-face) or internet-mediated audio-graphic conferencing in real time. Variables under investigation will be proficiency and language learning strategies.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/06

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD30,316.00