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dc.contributor.author Riordan, Elaine
dc.contributor.author James, Phil
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-12T11:42:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-12T11:42:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Riordan, E. and James, P. (2012) The JOYN 2.0 project Social networking and language learning: Some preliminary insights PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning Italy, 2012-11-15- 2012-11-16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3506
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The introduction of social networking in language learning is becoming increasingly important, and as a result, teachers require new skills in their newfound roles as moderators of informal online learning. This paper presents details about a two-year EU Lifelong Learning funded project, namely JOYN 2.0, which aims to promote language learning through social networking http://www.joynlanguages.eu/. The JOYN 2.0 projects examines the process of moderating language learning through the use of social networking by effectively using on-line tools, collaborative learning and autonomous learning opportunities; by enhancing the role of media, particularly on-line media and social media, in language learning; by strengthening cooperation between social media/networks, commercial providers of online learning opportunities and language teaching professionals; and by using more fully the potential of (a) on-line learning resources (b) collaborative learning in social networks; (c) tools such as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP). There are six partners involved in this project stemming from Ireland, UK, Lithuania, Latvia and Greece. Our task in the UK was to train language teachers for the role as moderators in an informal online learning environment. This was achieved by means of a two-day training event. The next step was for the partner institutions to set up social networks in their respective languages for online learning. To this end, this paper presents the processes involved in this project and some preliminary findings regarding student/moderator reactions towards the use of social networks for language learning. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PIXEL Conference ICT for Language Learning;5th Edition
dc.relation.uri http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2012/common/download/Paper_pdf/159-IBT32-FP-Riordan-ICT2012.pdf
dc.subject social networking en_US
dc.subject language learning en_US
dc.title The JOYN 2.0 project social networking and language learning: some preliminary insights en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2013-12-11T14:45:49Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1555446
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dc.description.status non-peer-reviewed


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