- Subject index
The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES
Chapter 9: Second Language Learning Online
Electronic resources for language learning and communication have created new pedagogical practices and informal language learning opportunities. Language learners may benefit from software designed specifically for language learning (i.e. language tutorials) as well as from access to electronic tools to help them with language comprehension (e.g. subtitles and text to speech synthesis) and production (e.g. spelling and grammar checkers). In addition, learners have access to what some would argue is the most important source of data for learning another language: a variety of spoken and written language that they can choose from on the Internet as well as opportunities to engage with other learners and speakers of the language they are studying on topics of ...