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Innovative uses for Google Docs in a university language program

Mark Firth1, & Germain Mesureur2

1 Keisen University, JAPAN mark@keisen.ac.jp
2 Keisen University, JAPAN germain@keisen.ac.jp

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v6n1.88


Abstract

This paper demonstrates a number of practical applications in which the Google Docs suite is currently being used within a university ESL program in Tokyo. Specifically, it gives examples of the scope and limitations of the free online software on four levels: (1) the program level - management of teaching assignments and reporting of grades; (2) special program management - online book reports for extensive reading; (3) course management - homework production and submission, and self and peer assessment; and (4) project work - collaborative writing and student-generated questionnaires.



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Firth, M., & Mesureur, G. (2010). Innovative uses for Google Docs in a university language program. The JALT CALL Journal, 6(1), 3–16. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v6n1.88


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