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Teaching and Researching Computer-Assisted Language Learning

ISBN-10: 1408205009
ISBN-13: 9781408205006
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Ken Beatty
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

General Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
Introduction
Key concepts
The emergence of CALL
A broad discipline
Technology driving CALL
The changing focus of research in CALL
Summary
A brief history of CALL
CALL in the 1950s and 1960s
Simulations
CALL in the 1970s and 1980s
CALL in the 1990s
CALL in the twenty-first century
Summary
Hypertext, hypermedia and multimedia
Hypertext
Hypermedia
Multimedia
Antecedents of multimedia
Science fiction and CALL
The printed book and CALL
Applications to general learning
Application of multimedia to language learning
Summary
Eight Call application
Word processing
Games
Literature
Corpus linguistics
Computer-mediated communication
WWW resources
Adapting other materials for CALL
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and mobile telephones
Summary
The place of CALL in research and teaching
Second-Language Acquisition and models of instruction
Concepts is SLA, behaviourism and constructivism
Comprehensible input and output
Behaviorist models of instruction
Constructivism
Summary
Collaboration and negotiation of meaning
The place of collaboration in CALL
Structuring Collaboration
Differences between collaboration and other terms
The range of collaboration and CALL
Collaboration at the Computer
Benefits of collaboration learning at the computer
Collaboration, CALL and SLA
Collaboration at the computer as evidenced by discourse
Challenges to collaboration at the computer
Challenges to collaboration in a CALL context
Discourse that evidences challenges to collaboration
Summary
Defining a model of Call
Defining a model
The need for a CALL model
A model of current non-CALL language learning
Dunkin and Biddle�s model in a CALL context
Various views of CALL
Teacher and pupil classroom behaviour: activities used in CALL
The virtual classroom
Aspsect of CALL model
Summary
Theoretical and pedagogical concems
Concerns for software development
Pedagogical concerns for classroom practice
Evaluating software
Learning and working styles
Evolving technology
Commercial software
Making better use of existing materials
Copyright and plagiarism
Viruses
Safety online
Technological have-nots
Summary
Researching CALL
Current research interest
A new field: reporting CALL research
Approaches to research in CALL
The computer as a research tool
The role of commercial publishers
Reviwing current studies: a survey
Conducting research
Action Research
Summary
Research
Research context 1: The literature review
Research context 2: The pilot study
Research context 3: Corpus linguistics
Research context 4: Error analysis
Research context 5: The experiment
Research context 6: The case study
Research context 7: The survey
Research context 8: The ethnographic approach
Conclusion
Resources and Glossary
Resources
Glossary of key terms
References
Index

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