Technology-mediated TBLT

Researching Technology and Tasks

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| University of Hawai`i at Manoa
| Georgetown University
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This volume contributes to the development and advancement of TBLT as a research domain by investigating the intersection between tasks and technology from a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., educational, cognitive, sociocultural) and by gathering empirical findings on the design and implementation of diverse tasks for writing, interaction, and assessment with the mediation of technological tools such as wikis, blogs, CMC, Fanfiction sites, and virtual and synthetic environments. The innovative blend of tasks and technology in technology-mediated communication is guided by task-based language teaching and learning principles, and the contexts of study span adult college-level education settings in the United States, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Malaysia. The volume opens up a new framework that the authors call “technology-mediated TBLT,” in which tasks and technology are genuinely and productively integrated in the curriculum according to learning-by-doing philosophies of language pedagogy, new language education needs, and digital technology realities.
[Task-Based Language Teaching, 6]  2014.  vi, 336 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Towards technology-mediated TBLT: An introduction
Marta González-Lloret and Lourdes Ortega
1–22
Chapter 2. The need for needs analysis in technology-mediated TBLT
Marta González-Lloret
23–50
Chapter 3. Prior knowledge and second language task production in text chat
Rebecca Adams and Nik Aloesnita Nik Mohd Alwi
51–78
Chapter 4. Textbooks, tasks, and technology: An action research study in a textbook-bound EFL context
Elena Solá Simón
79–114
Chapter 5. Promoting foreign language collaborative writing through the use of Web 2.0 tools and tasks
Ana Oskoz and Idoia Elola
115–148
Chapter 6. TBLT and synthetic immersive environments: What can in-game task restarts tell us about design and implementation?
Julie M. Sykes
149–182
Chapter 7. Collaborative tasks for negotiation of intercultural meaning in virtual worlds and video-web communication
Silvia Canto, Rick de Graaff and Kristi Jauregi
183–212
Chapter 8. The third dimension: A sociocultural theory approach to the design and evaluation of 3D virtual worlds tasks
Gabriela Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez
213–238
Chapter 9. Lessons from the fandom: Technology-mediated tasks for language learning
Shannon Sauro
239–262
Chapter 10. Formative, task-based oral assessments in an advanced Chinese-language class
Paula Winke
263–294
Chapter 11. Evaluation of an online, task-based Chinese course
Katharine Brown Nielson
295–322
Chapter 12. Afterword: Technology-mediated TBLT and the evolving role of the innovator
Carol A. Chapelle
323–334
index
335–336
“I recommend this book highly to CALL and TBLT researchers and practitioners and to anyone who is interested in integrating technology in a TBLT syllabus. The volume is very well-organised and each chapter functions effectively as part of the whole. This publication makes an important contribution to the research domain of TBLT.

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014010413