The Impact of the Web on CALL 1 & 2

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The Impact of the Web on CALL 1 & 2

  1. 1. The Impact of the Web On Call Part 1 Ismael Rivera
  2. 2. The impact of CALL <ul><li>First Materials appearing in the early 90s </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real possibilities for authentic interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free software </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Problems on the Web <ul><li>I. Access to the Web is still unreliable and slow </li></ul><ul><li>II. Oral productions skills cannot yet be supported meaningfully </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>III. Some students dislike/resist working with the web </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Some students find the experience isolating </li></ul><ul><li>V. Web technology is still not well suited to delivery of sound and video </li></ul>
  5. 5. Despite all these problems <ul><li>Many advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Access to many free sites </li></ul><ul><li>without requiring much </li></ul><ul><li>technical expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Add or delete course specific activities through Webquests and chats or bulletin boards </li></ul>
  6. 6. Early Materials <ul><li>They took the form of a textbook on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar exercises often without much structure to guide the user </li></ul><ul><li>They all have undergone continuous change </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Impact of the Web on Call Part 2
  8. 8. Virtual Classrooms <ul><li>Free-paying stand-alone courses </li></ul><ul><li>Password protected </li></ul><ul><li>Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use them to support student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grammar Exercises <ul><li>Many sites </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based course </li></ul><ul><li>Main page with exercises linked to pages that explain structures </li></ul>
  10. 10. Quizzes, games, templates <ul><li>Ready-made templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers six applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ss can access the material and the site will keep global statistics on performance. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Webquests <ul><li>A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. </li></ul><ul><li>The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University in February, 1995 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Webquests <ul><li>Ss are given a task to carry out </li></ul><ul><li>Access relevant Web sites and collect information on a specific topic </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate experimental quests </li></ul><ul><li>All activities are embedded online </li></ul>
  13. 13. Publishers’ Web Material <ul><li>Provide a large variety of supplementary materials </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>http://education.qld.gov.au/learningplace/onlinelearning/virtual-classroom.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.org/index.php </li></ul>

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