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Paramskas, D.M. – CALICO Journal, 1983
Presents essential principles to consider when designing free-form remedial/tutorial program courseware for second language learning. They include: (1) adaptability, in terms of instruction requirements and user population needs; (2) user-friendliness, to reduce machine-induced fears; (3) sophistication in error analysis; and (4) flexibility, to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Activities, Error Analysis (Language), French
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Chapelle, Carol; Jamieson, Joan – CALICO Journal, 1983
Stresses importance of student input in field of computer-assisted language instruction. Provides an overview of student input, its recognition, and some uses of its recognition. By understanding the potential of student-computer interaction, those who are considering the computer for use in their foreign language curriculum may be able to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Clues, Creative Activities, Learning Motivation
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Reed, Mary Jac M.; Smith, Lynn H. – CALICO Journal, 1983
When developing large computer-assisted instructional (CAI) courseware packages, it is suggested that there be more attentive planning to the overall package design before actual lesson development is begun. This process has been simplified by modifying the systems approach used to develop single CAI lessons, followed by planning for the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Activities, Modern Language Curriculum, Second Language Instruction
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Sheridan, James – CALICO Journal, 1983
Considering the computer as a collaborator rather than a machine, it is encouraged that those in the humanities and the arts fields take advantage of the great potential that artificial intelligence can offer. Stresses that unless deliberately restricted, the computer is an inherently interdisciplinary medium, and capable of interacting with any…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Activities, Error Analysis (Language), Humanities
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Lines, Vardell; Martin, Dennis – CALICO Journal, 1983
Designed to assist those teachers without a technical background, CAI TOOLKIT was developed to help with computer-assisted language instruction programs. By giving commands in English, the system, consisting of six tools, has been greatly simplified for learning. In addition, the graphic capabilities of the system have been found to work well with…
Descriptors: Arabic, Audiovisual Aids, Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Meskill, Carla – CALICO Journal, 1987
Three elements to be considered in computer-assisted language instruction courseware design are: (1) environment; (2) visuals; and (3) timing. Computer-generated environments must be dynamic, flexible, challenging, and engaging. Visuals must be easily readable, uncluttered, consistently laid out. Program time should be balanced with real time.…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Ruschoff, Bernd – CALICO Journal, 1984
Presents a research project focusing on the problem of linking computer-based materials with the teaching unit as a whole. Describes the kind of programs developed at the University of Wuppertal, which is one of the few places in Germany currently investigating various approaches to computer assisted language learning. (SL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Activities, Educational Technology
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Blomeyer, Jr., Robert L. – CALICO Journal, 1984
Suggests that effects of microcomputers on foreign language learning and education depends to a large extent on social and educational contexts within which they are imbedded. It is maintained that teachers themselves are the ultimate agents of educational improvement and change and thus must be continually provided with information and resources…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Grammar, Modern Language Curriculum
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Lewis, Derek R. – CALICO Journal, 1983
Presents an overview of activities in field of computer-assisted language learning at the University of Dundee (Scotland). These include: (1) use and testing of a self-instructional teacher's package, (2) development of the computer-controlled tape recorder, (3) cloze-type gapping exercises, and (4) projects aimed at the word processing component…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Language Tests
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Loritz, Donald – CALICO Journal, 1987
Gives a short grammar of the Lisp computer language. Presents an introductory English parser (Simparse) as an example of how to write a parser in Lisp. Lists references for further explanation. Intended as preparation for teachers who may use computer-assisted language instruction in the future. (LMO)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computational Linguistics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grammar