Tertiary institutions are increasingly using online virtual environments such as Blackboard to upload course content for students. However, there is still limited usage of the online blogging and discussion tools. This study describes the language used by tertiary students involved in blogging and discussions online. It also demonstrates learning processes observed through the interactions of participants over time. Findings suggest that this unique discourse mode is a potentially powerful tool for language learning. Copyright © 2012 SciRes.
CitationBrook, M. (2012). Why asynchronous computer-mediated communication (ACMC) is a powerful tool for language learning. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 2(3), 125-129.
- Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (ACMC)
- Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
- Mutually-constructed meanings
- Incidental learning
- Linguistic diversity