A New Approach to Language Learning — Digital Multimodal Composing

Edited by Winnie, Charlene, Pesy & Rachel Have you ever tried to make a video or audio with your classmates in English classes? What impression did these experiences give you? This type of class participation activities in the field of digital multimodal composing (DMC) has drawn attention in language teaching and there has been a […]

The Effects of Digital Game Play on Willingness to Communicate

Edited by Emma, Jennifer, Jean, Mandy As the beneficiaries of the information technology era, we simply cannot deny how much technology has improved our lives. Technology is everywhere and in everything. Even in education, we have benefited a lot from computers and other devices. Digital games, a product of new technology, also play an important […]

Digital Gaming and Second Language Learning

Edited by Carmen, Ivy, Sarah and Sophia Song Are the music and icon familiar to you? Congratulations! You are in line with millions of players around the world. Digital games have become increasingly popular among the young generation these days. Integrating L2 gaming into foreign language learning has aroused public interest and provoked discussion among […]

CMC–Talking in Text, Learning by Net

Conducted by Champion, Nicole, Shirley and Queenie Not the building CMC (Creative Media Center) located in CityU, the CMC that we will talk about in the following passage is computer-mediated communication. Computer-mediated communication was defined as “a vehicle for the metaphorical construction of community, the crafting of multiple personae and collective identities, and the assumption […]

Language learning through interactive websites

As a new mode of language learning, some foreign language learning websites with social networking features appear as collaborative platforms in which users can learn languages by communicating directly with other members of the online community. In Stevenson and Liu’s (2010) article, Palabea (the website has been closed), Babbel and Live Mocha, three language learning websites, are selected […]

Getting started with blogging: Building a learning community

Now is an exciting part of the semester: we’ve gotten off to a good start and are ready to explore the world of new literacies and language learning. As Graham Stanley points out in his book Language Learning with Technology, for online learning to work effectively, it’s important to build the right kind of supportive […]

Mobile Learning — Small Devices, Big Issues

Edited by: Fiona, Lissie, Dallas What is “Mobile learning” ? People being allowed to gain knowledge, skills and experience through a mobile interaction with technology, beyond the limitation of contexts, is called “mobile learning”. Figure 1. Mobile devices for learning One most important issue of mobile learning is about the “ mobility” augmented by personal […]

MOBILE APPS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING

A few years ago, the most exciting thing we could do with our mobile phones was to download a ringtone. However, the development of new technology has made a vast array of apps (applications) is made readily available for iPhone or Android phone users. This phenomenon has led to tremendous interest in Mobile learning (m-learning) […]