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Johnson, Lathrop P. – CALICO Journal, 2010
The increased use of electronic glosses to help students with reading in a foreign language has led to numerous studies of their effectiveness with elementary or intermediate students. However, advanced students in literature classes also need help, not only with literary interpretations, but with the kinds of language problems that glossing can…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Surveys, Dictionaries, Reading Instruction
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Hamel, Marie-Josee; Caws, Catherine – CALICO Journal, 2010
This article discusses CALL development from both educational and ergonomic perspectives. It focuses on the learner-task-tool interaction, in particular on the aspects contributing to its overall quality, herein called "usability." Two pilot studies are described that were carried out with intermediate to advanced learners of French in two…
Descriptors: Tests, Interaction, Pilot Projects, French
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Cardenas-Claros, Monica S.; Gruba, Paul A. – CALICO Journal, 2010
Participatory design (PD), or the collaboration between software engineers and end users throughout the design process, may help improve CALL design practices. In this case study, four ESL learners, a software designer, and a language teacher created and evaluated a series of paper prototypes concerning help options in computer-based second…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Participative Decision Making, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Jones, Linda C. – CALICO Journal, 2010
From 1981 to today, the encouragement Jim Pusack and his colleague Sue Otto gave faculty to develop and/or implement CALL into the curriculum has been vital to our L2 teaching evolution. This article describes how their efforts evolved over the last two and a half decades and the ties that bind their efforts with today's CALL development.
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stevenson, Megan P.; Liu, Min – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper presents the results of an online survey and a usability test performed on three foreign language learning websites that use Web 2.0 technology. The online survey was conducted to gain an understanding of how current users of language learning websites use them for learning and social purposes. The usability test was conducted to gain…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Internet
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Lee, Lina – CALICO Journal, 2010
Wikis, as one of the Web 2.0 social networking tools, have been increasingly integrated into second language (L2) instruction to promote collaborative writing. This paper reports on a case study involving 35 university students at the beginning level who contributed to wiki pages over a period of 14 weeks. The affordances and constraints of using…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Surveys, Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes
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Jing Xu – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper reviews the role of multimedia vocabulary annotation (MVA) in facilitating second language (L2) reading and listening activities. It examines the multimedia learning and multimedia language learning theories that underlie the MVA research, synthesizes the findings on MVA in the last decade, and identifies three underresearched areas on…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Listening, Multimedia Materials, Vocabulary Development
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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; Kim, Alexis Jeong; Klein, Tristin J. – CALICO Journal, 2010
Our action research study used a mixed design to explore the experiences of 90 pre- and in-service ESL, foreign language (FL), and bilingual teachers in studying and incorporating technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) in their classrooms. Through focus on a TELL graduate course, we considered participants' expectations, experiences, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Computer Assisted Instruction, Access to Computers
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Kessler, Greg – CALICO Journal, 2010
This study investigates preservice teachers' discourse about CALL in a required CALL class which combines theory and practice. Thirty-three students in a Linguistics MA program CALL course were observed over a 10-week quarter. For all of these students, it was their first formal exposure to CALL as a discipline. Communication in the class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Crumley, Hugh – CALICO Journal, 2010
This study examined the range of instructional technology use in international teaching assistant (ITA) programs in U.S. universities and the perceptions ITA professionals have of this use. It consisted of two phases of data collection: telephone interviews and a web-based survey. The study identified and rank ordered 15 technology practices; the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Assistants, Interviews, Internet
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Thouesny, Sylvie – CALICO Journal, 2010
In a project-based approach to teaching a foreign language at the university level, students are often required to participate in several task-based writing activities. In doing so, language learners not only write incorrect forms, but also correct forms of the same structures, both of which provide useful information on their strengths and…
Descriptors: French, College Instruction, Case Studies, Language Proficiency
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Dikli, Semire – CALICO Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of feedback that English as a Second Language (ESL) students received on their writings either from an automated essay scoring (AES) system or from the teacher. The participants were 12 adult ESL students who were attending an intensive English center at a university in Florida. The drafts of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Scoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Otto, Sue E. K. – CALICO Journal, 2010
In this article, the author describes a series of projects that James Pusack and the author engaged in together, a number of them to develop CALL authoring tools. With their shared love of technology and dedication to language teaching and learning, they embarked on a long and immensely enjoyable career in CALL during which each project evolved…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, German, Teaching Methods
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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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Levy, Mike; Kennedy, Claire – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper considers the design and development of CALL materials with the aim of achieving an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning in the context of teaching Italian at an Australian university. The authors discuss three projects in relation to the following themes: (a) conceptions of the in-class/out-of-class relationship, (b)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Assisted Instruction
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