One advantage of a Virtual LRC is its potential for encouraging the formation of communities of learners (and here I mean both students enrolled in language courses and other lifelong learners, such as teachers) ...

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Webheads in Action This is a robust, ongoing community of practice seeded by the presenter in early 2002. The practice (or domain in CoP speak) is community building for the purpose of facilitating language learning through exploration and use of synchronous and asynchronous CMC tools. wia.htm
Tapped In Tapped In has moved to a new site: The screen shot is from Tapped In Classic: tappedin.htm
Learning Times  
Collaboration on the web to foster genuine communication http://www.vancestevenscom/collabor.htm  
Meet people and practice English (voice chat, live) studycom.htm

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(C)opyright 2003
by Vance Stevens, click here for contact info
Computing Lecturer, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
From a presentation given Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the MLI Teacher to Teacher Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE
This site features in an article in the On the Internet column of the Dec 2003 issue of the Online TESL-EJ

Last updated November 29, 2003

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