Intercultural usability of language learning websites

Son, Jeong-Bae and Park, Ji-Yong (2012) Intercultural usability of language learning websites. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 7 (2). pp. 135-141. ISSN 1833-4105

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Abstract

Website usability can be defined as the ease of use of websites. General usability, pedagogical usability, technical usability and intercultural usability can be considered and examined for the understanding of the usability of language learning websites, which requires a discipline-specific approach. In the field of computer-assisted language learning, usability issues have been addressed mainly in terms of evaluation criteria and have been commonly discussed in relation to user expectations and user experiences. In spite of a growing interest in intercultural language learning, however, little research on intercultural usability of language learning websites has been published yet. There is a need to answer the question of how language learning websites integrate the target language and culture for the development of intercultural sensitivity and competence. This article explores intercultural aspects of language learning websites and presents usability guidelines for designing intercultural language learning websites.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 05:09
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 01:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intercultural language learning, website usability, language learning websites, computer-assisted language learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5172/ijpl.2012.7.2.135
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22664

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