(DRAFT PROGRAM: October 8) Canada Moodle Moot October 20 - 23, 2015
Université de Montréal 
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Thursday, October 22 • 14:35 - 15:05
Gamifying Moodle for foreign language teaching

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This presentation has two objectives: (1) to provide an overview of how students can practice pronunciation on Moodle (e.g., using video and audio recordings, assessing their own recordings and critiquing their peers'); and (2) to explain how the educational needs of English L2 learners can be supported by a gamified Moodle course (e.g., leader boards, quizzes, badges). As motivational affordances (i.e., gamified elements) trigger a psychological response followed by a behavioral response (Hamari, Koivisto, & Sarsa, 2014), we predict that a gamified Moodle-based course will reduce learners' pronunciation anxiety and consequently increase their willingness to communicate in the EFL context.

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Maiko Barcomb

Co-Owner, Red Cup English
Maiko Barcomb is the co-owner of RedCup English, which is a private business that utilizes a combination of Skype and Moodle to teach English to Japanese L1 learners residing in Japan. She is responsible for marketing, teaching, and developing lesson materials. She is interested... Read More →

Mike Barcomb

RedCup English
Mike Barcomb is the co-owner of RedCup English and a Ph.D. student in Education (Applied Linguistics) at Concordia University with concentrations in phonology and educational technology. RedCup English is a private business that utilizes a combination of Skype lessons and Moodle to... Read More →
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Walcir Cardoso

Concordia University, Concordia University
Dr. Walcir Cardoso is an associate professor of Applied Linguistics at Concordia University (Department of Education - Montreal, Canada). He conducts research on the second language (L2) acquisition of phonology, morphosyntax and vocabulary, and the effects of computer technology... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 14:35 - 15:05

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