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Karen Bjerg Petersen

Learning theories and skills in online second language teaching and learning: dilemmas and challenges

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For decades foreign and second language teachers have taken advantage of the technology development and ensuing possibilities to use e-learning facilities for language training. Since the 1980s, the use of computer assisted language learning (CALL), Internet, web 2.0, and various kinds of e-learning technology has been developed and researched comprehensively to extend predominantly communicative language teaching approaches focusing on training language skills. While international, in the 2000s the use of web 2.0 technologies in particular has been introduced for developing reading and writing skills in Denmark with special attention towards the development of web-based materials for Danish pronunciation. This paper sets out to introduce differences between the international and Danish use of web-based language learning and teaching. Finally, dilemmas and challenges for the use of CALL, IT, and web 2.0 in
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)41-50
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • e-learning, education theory, language acquisition theory, behaviourist, cognitive and constructive approaches in e-learning, second language learning, It-didaktik, Sprog, Kultur, Undervisning, Læring

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