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(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 in designing educational services that promote second language communication, and also concentrates on the impact that aesthetics have on purchasing behavior.
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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 provide English L2 learners a number of ways to practice their oral skills in an environment amenable to pronunciation practice. His research interests include... 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 (e.g., clickers, text-to-speech synthesizers, automatic speech recognition) on L2 learning.


Thursday October 22, 2015 14:35 - 15:05
B-4290

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