Laura Villa, Queens College (CUNY) (United States)
María Barros, Saint Xavier University (United States)
This presentation will describe the development of Latinos in the US, a telecollaboration project that connects students taking the same heritage Spanish course at Saint Xavier University and Queens College. We will discuss the challenges encountered in the design and implementation phases. We will also provide an evaluation of the specific technological tools employed in our project as well as some preliminary results on the benefits of using collaborative online learning in heritage language instruction.