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Language MOOCs

Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries

Ed. by Martín-Monje, Elena / Bárcena, Elena

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    69,95 € / $98.00 / £52.99*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    January 2015
    ISBN
    978-3-11-042006-7
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Language MOOCs (or LMOOCs) are dedicated Web-based online courses for second languages with unrestricted access and potentially unlimited participation. They are generating interest and expectation in the contexts of university education, lifelong learning and online training in general. This pioneering book presents an initial analysis of the theoretical and methodological issues underlying LMOOCs and presents empirical evidence of their potential for the development of language communicative competences, based upon previously unpublished research. It provides a mosaic-like view of LMOOC research, not only with respect to the geographical and institutional origin of its authors, but also to the heterogeneous nature of their respective academic backgrounds, and suggests directions for future development. As in other types of online language courses, the integration of the results of multidisciplinary research projects and teaching experiences related to LMOOCs is fundamental to make the field advance steadily and respond to some of the real challenges and problems faced by individuals working and living in competitive plurilingual societies today.

    Details

    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    185 pages
    7 Fig. 14 Tables
    DE GRUYTER OPEN
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    MOOCs, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Emerging Technologies

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    Elena Martín-Monje, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain
    Elena Bárcena, Universidad Nacional

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