Exploring virtual collaborative writing in the EFL classroom

Martínez Sáez, Antonio ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9438-9971, Corral Esteban, Avelino and Vinagre Lanjeira, Margarita (2018). Exploring virtual collaborative writing in the EFL classroom. In: "EuroCALL 2018", 22/08/2018/-25/08/2018, Jyväskylä, Finlandia. p. 6. https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2018.26.835.


Title: Exploring virtual collaborative writing in the EFL classroom
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: EuroCALL 2018
Event Dates: 22/08/2018/-25/08/2018
Event Location: Jyväskylä, Finlandia
Title of Book: Future-proof CALL: Languages learning as exploration and encounters
Date: August 2018
Freetext Keywords: language learning; collaborative writing; virtual collaboration; discourse analysis
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Lingüistica Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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With the integration of new technologies in the foreign language classroom, the practice of collaborative writing has gained renewed attention, although some questions still remain unanswered regarding the extent to which these tools help learners in their writing when compared to more traditional learning contexts (Elola & Oskoz, 2010). In order to explore these issues, we analysed the written production of 84 undergraduate students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) using the LIWC20154 software. The analysis revealed significant differences in categories such as word count, clout, emotional tone, or analytical thinking when comparing the texts written by an experimental and a control group. Moreover, regarding discourse, some differences were observed in terms of the way information was presented and structured.

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Government of Spain
Redes telecollaborativas para el desarrollo de las competencias transversales en la educación superior

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Item ID: 53597
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/53597/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:53597
DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2018.26.835
Official URL: https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/eurocall2018
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jan 2019 14:12
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 13:32
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