Journal article

POWER WITHIN BLENDED LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAMS IN JAPAN

Don Hinkelman, Paul Gruba

LANGUAGE LEARNING & TECHNOLOGY | UNIV HAWAII, NATL FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER | Published : 2012

Abstract

As blended language learning environments evolve within tertiary foreign language institutions, issues of power with regards to the privileging of electronic technologies come to the fore. Blended learning, or the principled mix of online and classroom-based activities, challenges the practices of traditional CALL and face-to-face teaching within newly emerging, hybrid learning environments. The aim of this study is to examine the role of power in relation to the design of these environments. To achieve this aim, a research team conducted a longitudinal study at two Japanese universities which employed blended learning practices in their EFL programs. We analyzed ethnographic and action rese..

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