IDM Future School Project: Towards Pervasive Pedagogical Practices and Learning in the 21st Century (CN-ECT for Language Learning)
This project will enable Singapore educators to achieve first-hand experience with the implementation of knowledge building for language learning in networked classroom mediated by an educational collaboration technology (ECT) – GroupScribbles (GS). The driving research questions include:
- How effective language use and understanding can be fostered through communication and collaboration over CN-ECT like Group Scribbles (GS)? Towards this, we want to explore a theory of language learning mediated by digital media, and that comprises elements of Face-to-Face (F2F) communication as well as digital communication.
- How effective collaboration activities and patterns can be designed to support language learning in an applied way? We want to design and develop a repertoire of collaborative games and activities that foster language learning, and that can interleave both EL and CL learning.
- How to further inform the design of GS in terms of new or extended software functionalities that aid language learning in the classroom?