ABSTRACT

This carefully balanced set of studies and practitioner research projects carried out in various learning contexts around the world highlights cutting-edge research in the use of digital learning technologies in language classrooms and in online learning. Providing an overview of recent developments in the application of educational technology to language learning and teaching, it looks at the experience of researchers and practitioners in both formal and informal (self-study) learning contexts, bringing readers up to date with this rapidly changing field and the latest developments in research, theory, and practice at both classroom and education system levels.

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction to Digital Learning

ByMichael Carrier

part I|130 pages

The Research Perspective

chapter 3|13 pages

Tracing the Potential of Out-of-Class Digitally Mediated Language Learning Practice Back to the Classroom

A Nexus of Practice Perspective
ByFreek Olaf de Groot

chapter 4|14 pages

Evaluating the Efficacy of the Digital Commons for Scaling Data-Driven Learning

ByAlannah Fitzgerald, María José Marín, Shaoqun Wu, Ian H. Witten

chapter 7|14 pages

The Effectiveness of Feedback in Asynchronous Online Courses for Nonnative Speakers of English

ByLarisa Olesova, Jennifer Richardson

chapter 9|12 pages

The Underutilized Elephant in the Lecture Room

Why Five Tech-Savvy Teacher Educators Didn’t Use Their Program’s Digital Whiteboard
ByKsan Rubadeau

chapter 10|11 pages

Digital Stories and the African Storybook

Teaching English in the Digital Age
ByEspen Stranger-Johannessen

chapter 11|14 pages

Teaching with Digital Stories for Student Empowerment and Engagement

ByPolina Vinogradova

part II|105 pages

The Pedagogical Perspective

chapter 12|13 pages

Synchronous Online Teaching

ByNik Peachey

chapter 13|11 pages

Using Learner Experience Design (LXD) to Improve Digital Language Learning Products

ByNick Robinson, Laurie Harrison

chapter 14|12 pages

Blended Learning Design and Practice

ByPete Sharma

chapter 16|10 pages

Remote Teaching

A Case Study in Teaching English to Primary School Children in Uruguay via Videoconferencing
ByGraham Stanley

chapter 17|10 pages

Digital Assessment

ByNick Saville

chapter 18|14 pages

Empowering Teachers for the Digital Future

What Do 21st-Century Teachers Need?
ByMichael Carrier, Andrew Nye

chapter 19|13 pages

Imagining the Potential for Using Virtual Reality Technologies in Language Learning

ByAnna Lloyd, Sarah Rogerson, Geoff Stead

chapter 20|11 pages

Digital Learning in 2020

ByNicky Hockly, Gavin Dudeney