e-Chatter: Breaking Down the Language Barrier

By Paul Nicholson and Richard Johnson.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The e-Chatter environment will provide a transformative bilingual environment that aims to facilitate the development of mother-tongue and bilingual expertise through its ability to do simultaneous bi-directional translation.

Keywords: Internationalising the Curriculum, Cross-cultural Learning, Global Education, Online Learning, Mother-tongue Literacies, Bilingual Learning Environments Online

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 7, pp.89-94. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.176MB).

Dr. Paul Nicholson

Paul has taught in secondary schools and currently lectures on Technology Education (ICT) and Teacher Education at Deakin University. He is involved in researching the design and use of effective online learning environments in and across cultures. Paul has an active engagement with the international educational research community through his role as Chair of an international research group on the use of Technology in Education.

Dr Richard Johnson

Richard has taught in primary and secondary schools and currently teaches in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University. He is actively involved in promoting classroom-based research. He coordinated the collaborative school based research study 'Computers and Learning in Primary Schools (CLIPS)' in which university and school teachers investigated the use of computers to promote better learning. Richard’s Ph.D. study was on teacher professional development and using computers to promote metacognition. Online learning and teaching and teacher professional development have been the focus of his recent work. Richard curriculum interest include preparing teacher education undergraduates to make the transition to the profession and using ICT in the context of internationalising the curriculum.

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