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Sun, Yu-Chih; Yang, Hui-Chi – CALICO Journal, 2012
Open source lectures not only provide knowledge-seekers with convenient ways to obtain knowledge and information, they also serve as potential language learning resources that provide extensive language input and repeated exposure to vocabulary within specific topics or disciplines. This current study aims to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Learning Experience, Linguistic Input
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Bush, Michael D. – CALICO Journal, 2010
The development of online learning materials is a complex and expensive process that can benefit from the application of consistent and organized principles of instructional design. This article discusses the development at Brigham Young University of the online portion of a one-semester course in Swahili using the ADDIE Model (Analysis, Design,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, African Languages, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Schulze, Mathias; Liebscher, Grit – CALICO Journal, 2010
The development of both the materials for an intermediate-level hybrid German writing course and the software in a virtual learning environment for the course may be viewed as activity systems. Viewing the individual components of each system as interrelated enables us to conceptualize the complexities of the development process, which goes well…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Material Development, Courseware, German
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Cooke-Plagwitz, Jessamine – CALICO Journal, 2008
Multiuser virtual environments (MUVEs) are quickly gaining importance as tools for foreign language instruction by promoting collaboration and social presence in a lifelike 3-D environment. One of the largest and fastest growing of these MUVEs is Linden Lab's "Second Life" (SL). With an international membership of over 9,000,000 residents, SL is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Trend Analysis
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Blyth, Carl S.; Davis, James N. – CALICO Journal, 2007
In this article we report on an 8-year process that included three successive iterations of the following cycle: (a) development of instructional technology, (b) formative evaluation, and (c) modification of the technology. From the first formative evaluation to the last, our students told us that they found heavily contextualized language…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Technology, Linguistic Input, Teaching Methods
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Lafford, Barbara A.; Lafford, Peter A.; Sykes, Julie – CALICO Journal, 2007
Despite the problems presented by lexical errors in second language (L2) communication, most computer assisted language learning (CALL) programs tend to focus on the acquisition of grammar points rather than on the development of the L2 lexicon. In addition, CALL vocabulary tasks are typically limited in scope and mechanical in nature, covering…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Grammar, Cognitive Psychology
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Houston, Tony – CALICO Journal, 2007
With the advent of web-based programs that automate the scoring of exercises, materials are now being developed from the outset with the capabilities of the web in mind. Materials developed without consideration of the web's capabilities, on the other hand, must be retrofitted. Texts that are retrofitted to the web have the advantage of being…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Web Sites, Courseware
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Liou, Hsien-Chin; Chang, Jason S; Chen, Hao-Jan; Lin, Chih-Cheng; Liaw, Meei-Ling; Gao, Zhao-Ming; Jang, Jyh-Shing Roger; Yeh, Yuli; Chuang, Thomas C.; You, Geeng-Neng – CALICO Journal, 2006
This paper describes the development of an innovative web-based environment for English language learning with advanced data-driven and statistical approaches. The project uses various corpora, including a Chinese-English parallel corpus ("Sinorama") and various natural language processing (NLP) tools to construct effective English…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, English (Second Language), Bilingualism, Web Based Instruction
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Hegelheimer, Volker – CALICO Journal, 2006
Current approaches to language pedagogy recognize the fact that ESL learners need explicit help to improve the grammatical accuracy of their writing. This research investigates the utility of an online resource intended to improve advanced-level ESL learners' writing by increasing their grammatical awareness and ability to correct the grammatical…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Interviews
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Kabata, Kaori; Wiebe, Grace; Chao, Tracy – CALICO Journal, 2005
This paper discusses issues surrounding the development and implementation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) at the curriculum- and program-levels. The Japanese program at the University of Alberta has introduced CALL courseware in language courses including those with multiple sections. An evaluation was conducted at the initial…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Zhang, Hang – CALICO Journal, 2002
Discusses a comprehensive approach to teaching business Chinese online that is beng developed in the language learning laboratory at the University of Illinois. The courseware consists of two complementary parts: a business Chinese workbook and a business Chinese simulation. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Tucker, G. Richard – CALICO Journal, 2000
This article is a revised version of a keynote address given at CALICO 1999. It describes the rapidly changing demography of the U.S. school population and the implications of these changes for pedagogical practices. Discusses implications of research priorities and directions for the work of those concerned with improving the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Demography, Educational Change
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Wildner, Siegrun – CALICO Journal, 2000
Using national technology goals and standards and institutional factors as a framework, discusses the planning process and the initial phases of the implementation of a model of technology integration into the foreign language preservice teacher education program for K-12 teachers. Also provides suggestions for instructional goals and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Teachers
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Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Willingham-McLain, Laurel; Youngs, Bonnie Earnest – CALICO Journal, 2000
Reports the findings of a program evaluation project that assessed the integration of technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) into a second semester, college-level French course. Thirty-three French II students participated in the study. The results suggest that it is both feasible and desirable to integrate TELL activities into the language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Technology, French
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Herron, Carol; Dubreil, Sebastien; Cole, Steven P.; Corrie, Cathleen – CALICO Journal, 2000
Examines whether foreign language students learn cultural information embedded in videos. Fifty beginning French students viewed eight targeted videos as part of their multimedia-based curriculum. A pretest and posttest assessed long-term gains in overall cultural knowledge and in the learning of little "c" culture (practices) and Big "c" culture…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Cultural Awareness, French
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