Technology-Supported Learning In and Out of the Japanese Language Classroom Advances in Pedagogy, Teaching and Research Edited by: Erica Zimmerman, Abigail McMeekin

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31 May 2019
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This book addresses several pressing concerns of teachers and researchers who are looking for ways to integrate technology use in and out of their classrooms and assess its usefulness in the learning process. It provides an up-to-date examination of technology-supported pedagogy and language acquisition in a variety of Japanese as a foreign or second language contexts. It equips readers with practical pedagogical information, including methods of implementation and learning assessment, and ideas for how technology can be applied to achieve a wide range of learning objectives. The topics examined include cultural learning, identity construction, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, collaborative online learning, digital and 3D virtual reality games, online text analysis, and participation in online communities. In addition, different e-learning configurations such as flipped, online, and distance learning classrooms are explored. Studies examine various current technologies (e.g. blogs, synchronous/asynchronous telecollaboration, corpus analysis software, modern pronunciation tools) and will have both direct and indirect consequences for teaching and learning a second/foreign language with technology across all languages.

Author Biography:

Erica Zimmerman is an Associate Professor of Japanese in the Languages and Cultures Department at the United States Naval Academy. She has published in the areas of the acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language, language pedagogy, computer-assisted language learning, conversation analysis, intercultural communication and identity in talk.

Abigail McMeekin is an Associate Professor of Japanese and Japanese Program Head in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. Her published research focuses on Japanese pedagogy and second language acquisition, study abroad, computer-assisted language learning, conversation analysis and intercultural communication.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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