Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Different Web 2.0 applications, such as weblogs, podcasts, wikis, and twitter have revolutionized the way people interact online and opened a path to a new way of global mass-communication for every internet user. Web 2.0 applications have also proved to enhance foreign language instruction in terms of learner motivation, collaborative learning processes, time-and space independence for students across classroom boundaries, and chances for authentic language use and perception. This thesis demonstrates the uses of Web 2.0 to enhance standards-based foreign language education and address each of the five C's using 21st-century technologies. By implementing Web 2.0 as an instructional tool, teachers can align their courses with the ACTFL standards and the modes of communication through which they can best be communicated. The thesis outlines a thematic unit of instruction, which demonstrates the use of Web 2.0 in teaching the standards and modes of communication and also functions as a ready-to-use sequence in class.
Riepel, Joern-Timo, "The Web 2.0 Revolution: Using technology to shape standard-based instruction" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4772.