May 17, 2014: "How to Build a Mobile-Friendly Interactive Website" by Renaud Davies

posted May 26, 2014, 1:20 AM by Hamamatsu JALT   [ updated May 26, 2014, 1:25 AM ]

Renaud Davies (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University) feels that the more engrossed students are in a task and content, the more likely second or foreign language acquisition is to occur. There are many tools available online to enhance the interaction of language learners with other learners, their teachers, their own community and the global community. Having all these tools in one place where both students and educators can access them can expand the experience of learning and using another language. Davies led an interactive workshop whereby he guided members in creating their own website through the free Wix webpage. Wix has a series of features which teachers and students can access, implement and adapt to create non-static homepages. The ensuing engagement with both the content and technology selected can result in increased learner autonomy, linguistic authenticity and an intrinsic motivation to use English or the language of instruction.

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May 26, 2014, 1:20 AM