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Blending technologies in ESL courses: A reflexive enquiry

P Gruba, C Clark, K Ng, M Wells

ASCILITE 2009 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education | Published : 2009

Abstract

Despite persistent calls for a fuller integration of technologies in second and foreign language teaching, particularly in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, pathways that lead to the effective blending digital resources remain both unclear and complex. The aim of this paper, then, is to explore the blending of technology in second language teaching contexts. To achieve this aim, we undertook a longitudinal and reflective action research project. As part of a self-styled 'community of innovation' involved in reflexive action research, we collectively produced and made use of podcasts in two different ESL settings for one year. The podcasts served as emblematic digital resources in a..

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