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Title: Telecollaboration 2.0
Subtitle: Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century
Edited By: Sarah Guth
Francesca Helm
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430440
Series Title: Telecollaboration in Education. Vol. 1

Telecollaboration, or online intercultural exchange, has become widely
recognised as an effective way to promote the development of intercultural
communicative competence and language skills. However, the study and
implementation of new 2.0 environments such as wikis, Skype, virtual worlds
and gaming for telecollaboration is still in its infancy. How can these
multilingual, multimodal, collaborative environments be used to promote
language and intercultural learning? What are the implications for teachers
and learners and what new literacies are required? Do they offer an added-
value? This book seeks to answer these questions and many more by
bringing together the experience and expertise of researchers and
practitioners alike. The authors offer critical stances, new frameworks and
practical case studies to help the reader 'navigate' the world of
telecollaboration 2.0.

- Sarah Guth/Francesca Helm: Introduction
- Sarah Guth/Michal Thomas: Telecollaboration with Web 2.0 Tools
- Francesca Helm/Sarah Guth: The Multifarious Goals of Telecollaboration
2.0: Theoretical and Practical Implications
- Marie-Noëlle Lamy/Robin Goodfellow: Telecollaboration and Learning 2.0
- Steven L. Thorne: The 'Intercultural Turn' and Language Learning in the
Crucible of New Media
- Luisa Panichi/Mats Deutschmann/Judith Molka-Danielsen: Virtual Worlds for
Language Learning and Intercultural Exchange: Is it for Real?
- Elizabeth M.C. Guerin/Maria Elisabetta Cigognini/Maria Chiara Pettenati:
Learner 2.0
- Mirjam Hauck: Telecollaboration: At the Interface between Multimodal and
Intercultural Communicative Competence
- Jane Hughes: The Multilingual Internet
- Melinda Dooly: Teacher 2.0
- Gilberte Furstenberg/Sabine Levet: Integrating Telecollaboration into the
Language Classroom: Some Insights
- Robert O'Dowd: Issues in the Assessment of Online Interaction and
- Sarah Guth/Francesca Helm: Introduction to the Case Studies
- Bryan Carter: Virtual Harlem: Building a Community
- Suzanne Cloke: The Italia-Australia Intercultural Project
- Ivana Fratter/ Francesca Helm: The Intercultural Project
- Ray Genet: The Soliya Connect Program at ENSIMAG, France
- Sarah Guth/Nicoletta Marini-Maio: Close Encounters of a New Kind: The
Use of Skype and Wiki in Telecollaboration
- Kristi Jauregi/Emerita Bañandos: An Intercontinental Video-Web
Communication Project between Chile and The Netherlands
- Terry King: The CrossCall Project: Cross-sector Computer-assisted
Language Learning
- Akiko Meguro/Todd Bryand: Finding Language Partners in Unexpected
Places: Skype and Social Networking for USA-Japan Telecollaboration.

The Editors:
Sarah Guth teaches english as a Foreign Language (eFL) at the University of
Padova, Italy. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Ruhr Universität
Bochum, Germany.

Francesca Helm is an english language teacher and researcher at the
Department of International Studies at the University of Padova.
Both authors have published articles and chapters on language learning and
telecollaboration. their research interests are in the areas of computer-
mediated communication and the use of technology in language learning,
intercultural communication and telecollaboration, and Web 2.0 and

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034304405
Pages: 475
Prices: U.S. $ 97.95
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