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Michael Thomas's Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning PDF

By Michael Thomas

ISBN-10: 1441193626

ISBN-13: 9781441193629

Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language studying (CALL) is a finished, one-volume paintings written via major overseas figures within the box targeting a variety of theoretical and methodological concerns. It explains keywords and ideas, synthesizes the study literature and explores the consequences of recent and rising technologies. 
The booklet contains chapters on key points for name resembling layout, instructor schooling, assessment, educating on-line and trying out, in addition to new traits equivalent to social media. the amount takes a large examine name and explores how a number of theoretical ways have emerged as affects together with socio-cultural idea, constructivism and new literacy stories. A word list of phrases to aid these new to name in addition to to permit these already engaged within the box to deepen their present wisdom is usually supplied. modern Computer-Assisted Language studying is vital interpreting for postgraduate scholars of language educating in addition to researchers in similar fields interested by the examine of computer-assisted learning.

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Brown, J. D. (1997). Computers in language testing: Present research and some future directions. Language Learning and Technology, 1(1), 44–59. Garrison, D. , & Archer, W. (2000). Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2–3), 87–105. Kehrwald, B. (2008). Understanding social presence in text-based online learning environments. Distance Education, 29(1), 89. — (2010). Being online: Social presence and subjectivity in online learning.

The 1970s saw the production of many other smaller software development projects on mainframes and minicomputers in the United States. These projects included development of authoring tools to create exercises such as CALIS (Hussein, Phelps & Bessent, 1980) and Dasher (Pusack & Otto, 1983–2010) – as well as packaged exercises and tutorials, such as DECU/TUCO (Taylor, 1987), and the Course in Medical and Technical Terminology, focusing on instruction in medical and scientific terms derived from Greek and Latin (Tebben, 1979).

With their 48K of memory and no easily accessible storage for programs and data (floppy or hard disk), early microcomputers seemed more like toys than serious computers. Nevertheless, they quickly grew into the much cheaper platform of choice with graphics capabilities that allowed graphic, animation and foreign character entry and display not available from standard mainframe systems. When the internet and World Wide Web gained traction, developers had to shift gears again, facing problems such as a new generation of underdeveloped development tools and the loss of the ability to control and deliver media with the precision possible with older technologies such as videodisc.

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