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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Contemporary CALL research reflects renewed interest in digital games. One aspect of this phenomenon namely, use of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), has expanded significantly, highlighting the need for a review. This paper analyzes findings from 10 learner-based studies that draw on accounts of SLA informed by cognitive…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Games
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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
This article investigates contemporary research on the use of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) in language education. The development and key features of these games are explored. This is followed by an examination of the theories proposed as a basis for game-based learning, and the claims made regarding the value of…
Descriptors: Games, Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Vocabulary Development
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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
This paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated learner interaction in a type of real time computer-mediated communication (CMC) where the communication is carried out within a user-created virtual world. The study, which involved undergraduate EFL learners based at two universities in Japan, examined from an interactionist perspective…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sociocultural Patterns, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2006
In this paper, I report on the findings of a study that investigated non-native speaker interaction in a three dimensional (3D) virtual world that incorporates avatars and text chat known as "Active Worlds." Analysis of the chat transcripts indicated that the 24 intermediate level EFL participants were able to undertake a variety of tasks through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Communication Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1998
Proposes preliminary guidelines applicable to the creation of hypermedia-based learning environments that draw on insights gained from research in a number of fields. The framework encompasses (1) the importance of modern pedagogy in shaping instructional design, (2) cognitive and instructional design factors that may facilitate development of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Epistemology, Guidelines
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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1998
Delineates the process of how a Web site called the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) was created to meet the language learning needs of a group of learners at a graduate school in Japan. The focus of discussion is on factors that influenced the design and evolution of the VLE site. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Peterson, Mark – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1999
Recent interest in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has been accompanied by an expansion in the demand for CALL centers. The planning and creation of these facilities present educators and administrators with a unique set of challenges. This article highlights these factors and illustrates how a CALL center can be successfully…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Computer Software, Feedback