A case study of an online collaboration project: College_Asia

Wai Ching Adrian TING, Wing Yee KWONG

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Abstract

This paper aims at discussing the effectiveness of the College_Asia project, which involved EFL students from Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong. Participants were asked to upload their photos on Flickr.com with the purpose of drawing attention and arousing curiosity. They then made acquaintance with students from the partner universities, commenting on each other's photos and postings. This practice generated topics for class discussions and provided a platform for students to use English in authentic situations. The paper concludes that the project has a lot of potential in improving learner motivation and possibilities of international collaboration in English language classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Citation

Ting, A., & Kwong, W. Y. (2009, March). A case study of an online collaboration project: College_Asia. Paper presented at the CITE Research Symposium 2009: Learning Communities and Technology: The Next Ten Years, The University of Hong Kong, China.

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