Computers and the Humanities

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 177–190 | Cite as

E-talk: Attitudes and motivation in computer-assisted classroom discussion

  • Margaret Healy Beauvois


This paper is the description of an experiment in E-talk, computer-assisted classroom discussion, undertaken at a large southwestern university with a class of intermediate French students. We describe the research design and the results as they relate to the students' attitudes and motivation. The research seems to indicate that there are important benefits to using a local area network (LAN) as a means of encouraging discussion amongst students.

Key words

electronic discussion groups electronic talk LANs E-talk networking second language learning French 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Healy Beauvois
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  1. 1.Department of Romance and Asian LanguagesThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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