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Sharing a multimodal corpus to study webcam-mediated language teaching
|Title:||Sharing a multimodal corpus to study webcam-mediated language teaching|
Distance Language Learning and Teaching
|Issue Date:||01 Feb 2017|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center|
Michigan State University Center for Language Education and Research
|Citation:||Guichon, N. (2017). Sharing a multimodal corpus to study webcam-mediated language teaching. Language Learning & Technology, 21(1), 55–74. https://dx.doi.org/10125/44595|
|Abstract:||This article proposes a methodology to create a multimodal corpus that can be shared with a group of researchers in order to analyze synchronous online pedagogical interactions. Epistemological aspects involved in studying online interactions from a multimodal and semiotic perspective are addressed. Then, issues and challenges raised by corpus creation and sharing are examined with a particular focus on ethics. Basing my discussion and analysis around a particular research project, the steps involved in the creation of a multimodal and shareable corpus are described and the scientific benefits of a collective exploration of data and their subsequent multimodal representations are discussed and illustrated. It is finally claimed that corpus sharing can contribute vastly to the field of computer-assisted language learning by enhancing its scientific robustness as it favors a multidisciplinary, systematic, and in-depth analysis of multimodal data.|
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 21 Number 1, February 2017 Special Issue on Methodological Innovation in CALL Research|
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