The Internet and computer-mediated artefacts for foreign language learning and practice, and intercultural communication: MOODLE, Second Life, and others


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.3296-3300 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.054
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3296-3300
  • Keywords: The Internet, computer-mediated artefacts, intercultural communication, MOODLE, Second Life, FL learning and practice
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The present study aims at discussing the potential of the Internet and computer-mediated artefacts for education. The understanding of digitalised and technology utilised education, which is the current trend of our age, is highlighted and some computer-mediated artefacts such as the so called modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (MOODLE), the online virtual reality chatting game Second Life, and some others are introduced in a unified connection to show how they can be practically integrated in education, and how they can foster foreign language learning and practice, and intercultural communication. It is emphasised that the current situation of the physical conditions, and also the needs, interests and abilities of the new age learners should be considered more carefully to give education a correct direction in the future. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/ or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu