Authored by: Randall William Sadler , Melinda Dooly

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology

Print publication date:  February  2022
Online publication date:  February  2022

Print ISBN: 9780815360773
eBook ISBN: 9781351117586
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This chapter discusses the role and potential of telecollaboration (having students engage in online collaboration with their peers at a distance) for language learning. After providing a definition and historical overview of the topic, the chapter examines some of the key theories that provide a foundation for this type of interaction, followed by a discussion of some of the most relevant current research that investigates telecollaboration for language learning. The chapter concludes with examples of how telecollaboration may be put into practice and a discussion of some of the practical issues involved.

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