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The 90s And Call

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The 90s And Call

  1. 1. The 90s and CALL Important events that influenced the present condition and development of CALL
  2. 2. 1995 - 1997 <ul><li>Windows 95 is introduced (September) </li></ul><ul><li>Users are enabled to listen in real time; RealAudio </li></ul><ul><li>ATELL begins in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>CALL Chorus appears, a CALL magazine is edited in California </li></ul><ul><li>DVD-ROM is announced </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1995 - 1997 <ul><li>The RAPIDO report is published </li></ul><ul><li>Murray Goldberg gets a grant to develop web Course Tools (Web CT) </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1995 - 1997 <ul><li>1996: The Power of CALL is published (Pennington) </li></ul><ul><li>Intel’s P6 chip (sixth generation, twice as fast as the Pentium) is introduced to the market </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1995 - 1997 <ul><li>1997: First issue of the electronic journal Language Learning & technology (University of Hawaii) </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1995 - 1997 <ul><li>1997: first issue of the e-journal ALSIC in France (Chanier) </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Context and contextualization (Levy) </li></ul><ul><li>Release of OSCAR by Language Publications Interactive </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1998: vintage year for CALL <ul><li>The European speech Committee of STiLL 98: attended by scientific scholars and speech communities </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1998: vintage for CALL <ul><li>1998: WorldCALL Conference, organized by June Gassin at the University of Melbourne </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCALL book was originated from this conference (Swets & Zeitlinger) </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1998: vintage for CALL <ul><li>ICT4LT starts: Information and Communications Technology for Language teachers </li></ul>Hot Potatoes development is revealed at the EUROCALL Conference in Leuven
  10. 10. 1998: vintage for CALL <ul><li>The MALTED project starts </li></ul><ul><li>DISSEMINATE is first presented at WorldCALL and EUROCALL </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1998-2000: Spiritual Machines <ul><li>Publication year of Age of Spiritual Machines (Ray Kurzweil) </li></ul><ul><li>Release of Pentium III </li></ul><ul><li>Special issue of CALICO’s Tutors that listen (speech recognition) </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1998-2000: Spiritual Machines <ul><li>First two-day InSTIL symposium, supported by CALICO, EUROCALL and ISCA </li></ul><ul><li>InSTIL journal comes out </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1998-2000: Spiritual Machines <ul><li>First DVD for language learning </li></ul><ul><li>WebCT.com is launched </li></ul>

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