Cross-cultural multimedia language learning: Case study and analysis

Carsten Ullrich, Kerstin Borau, Scott Grant, Daniel Jackson, Ruimin Shen

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This paper describes a pedagogical pattern for cross-cultural language learning and its application in a case study involving learners in Australia and China. The pattern uses a multimedia discussion tool as its main component, supported by video conferencing and chat. We analyze how students interacted with the tools, especially the documents they created and the commenting behavior. Based on this analysis, we give a set of recommendations relevant to practitioners and researchers in technology-enhanced language learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2010 - 9th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsXiangfeng Luo, Wu Zhang
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)364217406X, 9783642174063
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Web-Based Learning 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 Dec 201010 Dec 2010
Conference number: 9th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6483 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Web-Based Learning 2010
Abbreviated titleICWL 2010
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  • CALL
  • Cross-cultural
  • EFL
  • Multimedia
  • Web 2.0

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