Journal article

Videoconferencing and the networked provision of language programs in regional and rural schools

Y Slaughter, W Smith, J Hajek

ReCALL | Cambridge Core | Published : 2019


The use of videoconferencing technology to support the delivery of language programs shows great potential in regional and rural settings where a lack of access to specialist teachers limits equitable access to education. In this article, we investigate the establishment of two regional and rural primary school networks in Australia for videoconferenced language learning. Adopting a perspective taken from the discipline of information systems called structuration theory, we examine how the technology they use both changes and is changed by its use in language learning, and how schools and teachers take control of technology and adapt their educational approaches. Case studies were carried ou..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) for providing financial support, in the form of a seed grant, to undertake this research project.