Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol 1, No 2 (2011), 191-193, Feb 2011

Designing Online Collaborative Tasks for Language Learning

Xuelian Lei


Designing online collaborative tasks for language learning is a challenge. This article aims to provide guidelines for creating effective online collaborative tasks. First, a definition of an online collaborative task is proposed. Then it comes to discuss the ways task design may relate to theories of learning, practical guidelines and examples for constructing collaborative tasks. The article concludes with suggestions for future language task research and design.


designing; online collaborative tasks; language learning


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