Designing L2 reading to write tasks in online higher education contexts

Windsor, Angela and Park, Sang-Soon (2014) Designing L2 reading to write tasks in online higher education contexts. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 14. pp. 95-105. ISSN 1475-1585


This paper explores the experience of designing constructed Wiki. 11A Wiki is a website that allows students to add or modify presented information and work collaboratively. tasks to coordinate and formalise the concepts and processes involved in the act of reading to write in a foundation English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. It has emerged in response to growing interest in the development of online English language courses and the need to design online learning experiences to assist English as a second language (L2) tertiary students to manage the processes involved in reading when preparing to write. It is also an attempt to design a learning experience that is more conducive to the needs of learners in contemporary society by using a 'trialogical' approach to learning. Results indicate that the trialogical approach to learning can assist EAP educators to design online reading to write learning experiences that enable novice L2 reader writers to begin managing and automating the reading and thinking acts involved in using readings to write. It also suggests that the principles of the trialogical approach to learning can assist higher education practitioners to design learning experiences that prepare learners for participation in 21st century contexts.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Published version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2014 11:14
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 04:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: EAP; knowledge acquisition; knowledge creation; L2 reading to write; learning design; socio-cultural practices
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jeap.2014.01.003

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