With the current technological advancements and the use of the computer and Internet in language classrooms, learners have more opportunities to practice online collaborative language activities, and this collaboration is not restricted to the classroom setting. They can share information and construct and exchange knowledge and meaning with each other in all stages of the language learning process. As far as teaching English is concerned, when students are off-site, they will be more focused on activities related to their studies, and they are able to perform better. They can follow the instructions taught in the class and interact with their peers in different stages of the langauge learning process. Even though it seems beneficial to ask students to use online devices at home and interact with their peers and teachers, there are also some problems in interacting with teachers and learners while they are off-site. For some reasons, teachers may not have enough time to spend for the learners when they are off-site. On the other hand, controlling students and urging them to do such activities can be difficult, but it is not impossible.
Education has been affected by technological advancements, growth of Internet dominance in everyday life and the usage of mobile communication technologies. It is evident that transferring to information society needs integration of e-learning technologies into the educational process (Krasnova & Ananjev, 2015). Language learning is a complex form of social and cultural activity which involves a high level of abstraction as learners attempt to communicate meaning. “social interaction precedes development; consciousness and cognition are the end product of socialization and social behavior” (Heidar, 2016). Based on this notion, collaborative learning was introduced which is to have cooperation with others by contributing ideas in order for quality learning and growth to take place. Thus, collaborative learning has defined as the process which provides participants the opportunity to explore, discuss, cooperate and develop learning capabilities (Dobao, 2012; Heidar, 2016; Noël & Robert, 2004).
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