Telecollaboration Environments: Task motivation and engagement

This session will focus on an upcoming Spanish-American telecollaboration project which will take place at the ​University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The construct of engagement and motivation will be explored in relation with task design in telecollaboration environments. Particularly, elements such as task motivation and engagement are of interest for those teachers and practitioners willing to carry out successful intercultural telecollaboration projects. From the research perspective, the upcoming investigation attempts to shed light on how these constructs may affect task design as well as the monitoring of telecollaboration projects. Different types of tasks will also be discussed.