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Gruba, Paul; Chau Nguyen, Ngoc Bao – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
In the main, evaluation in CALL has focused on the assessment of the individual use of technology in accord with the principles of second language acquisition. Now that CALL focuses on the full integration of technology in language programs, evaluators are urged to take into account a wide range of factors that span institutional policy,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Farmer, Rod; Gruba, Paul – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2006
The purpose of this article is to introduce end-user development (EUD) processes to the CALL software development community. EUD refers to the active participation of end-users, as non-professional developers, in the software development life cycle. Unlike formal software engineering approaches, the focus in EUD on means/ends development is…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Computer Software, Educational Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gruba, Paul – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2004
Despite the widespread use of digital video and, increasingly, multimedia in listening instruction throughout second language programs, little is known about how learners attend to dynamic visual elements in comprehension. A lack of research in how listeners engage with videotext retards the development of computer-based listening skills. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Form Classes (Languages), Investigations, Computers
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Debski, Robert; Gruba, Paul – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1999
Reports on the use of qualitative methods to investigate instructor attitudes towards project-based computing in second-language study. Analysis of transcripts of semistructured interviews resulted in a six-part framework that aims to characterize attitudes in the tertiary setting. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Interviews