Computer-Assisted Language Learning 3-4

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Computer-Assisted Language Learning 3-4

  1. 1. CALL Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  2. 2. The Impact of the Web on CALL 3
  3. 3. The MetaSites are sites in local communities that receive the programming
  4. 4. A metasite may be most simply defined as a site which consists of (links to) other sites
  5. 5. Collection of Resources http://www.rbms.info/links/spec_colls_web_resources.shtml
  6. 6. Enormous Duplication is Being Generated
  7. 7. Virtual Connections
  8. 8. Active Worlds Educational Solutions http:// www.activeworlds.com/edu /
  9. 10. These sites exist for various professional purposes
  10. 11. Exchanges of ideas and discussions http://www.well.ac.uk/wellproj/index.html
  11. 12. Training http://www.ict4lt.org/en/index.htm
  12. 13. The provision of technical information http://www.fln.vcu.edu/cgi/interact.html
  13. 14. Enrichment http://www.mltav.asn.au/content/view/5/6/
  14. 15. Co-operative ventures The Web lends itself perfectly to co-operative and collaborative activities between students at the same or different institutions
  15. 16. Often with the final goal of publishing the work online Often with the final goal of publishing the work online
  16. 17. CONCLUSIONS Technology, ideas and implementations are changing too rapidly for it yet to be possible to provide a definitive picture of CALL on the Web.
  17. 18. CONCLUSIONS Excellent things are being done, especially through synchronous and asynchronous forums like discussion groups, bulletin boards, Chats and MOOs
  18. 19. CONCLUSIONS Pedagogical approaches adopted online vary greatly from traditional grammar-based teaching to innovative goal-oriented quests with the former still dominating
  19. 20. References Felix, U. (1998). Virtual Language Learning: Finding the Gems Amongst the Pebbles , Melbourne: Language Australia.

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