Results from the participants' follow-up questionnaires and interviews indicated that the Internet-based desktop videoconferencing creates a comfortable, spontaneous and less threatening environment for L2 learners to interact with native speakers. L2 learners have perceived great improvement in their language proficiency in terms of fluency and accuracy. Pedagogical implications, limitations of the study and recommendations for future research were also provided.... of web cams; one is a Veo Connector Web Camera, and the other is a Creative Labs PD1130 WebCam NXpro, each of which cost about $50. ... They pointed out that QQ has too many advertisements and pop ups which was very distracting.
|Title||:||An Empirical Study of Using Internet-based Desktop Videoconferencing in an EFL Setting|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|