User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591407524
  • ISBN-13: 9781591407522
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 335 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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In the field of computer aided language learning (CALL), there is a need for emphasizing the importance of the user. User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning presents methodologies, strategies, and design approaches for building interfaces for a user-centered CALL environment, creating a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of the field. User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning acts as a guide to help educators, administrators, professionals and researchers find the basis of a framework for the development and management of CALL environments that are enriched with many domains and take into account interaction and activity, which go beyond the basic linguistic elements of the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning: Table of Contents.
1: Theory and Analysis.
2: Developing Enjoyable Second Language Learning Software Tools: A Computer Game Paradigm.
3: Culture-Based Language Learning Objects: A CALL Approach for a Ubiquitous World.
4: Situated Task Analysis in Learner-Centred CALL.
5: Design.
6: 'Ears before Eyes': Expanding Tutors' Interaction Skills beyond Physical Presence in Audio-Graphic Collaborative Virtual Learning Environments.
7: A Student-Centered Online Writing Course.
8: Learner-Centered Language Programs: Integrating Disparate Resources for Task-Based Interaction.
9: LAPLI—The Language Learning Lab: A Methodological Proposal for a Hybrid Course in a Virtual Environment.
10: Integrated Micro Learning during Access Delays: A New Approach to Second-Language Learning.
11: Evaluation and Case Studies.
12: EOI Online Inglés: A Fully Implemented and Operative Online English Language Course.
13: Metacognition and Learners' Interactions with a Web-Based CALL Grammar Exercise.
14: The Effect of a Native-Language Interface vs. a Target-Language Interface on Students' Performance.
15: Reading and Learning from Screen.
16: Evaluating Students' Perceptions of Online Counselor for Independent Language Learning.
17: Language Learning and User-Centered Design: The Development of the Electronic European Language Portfolio.
About the Authors.