ERIC Number: ED284447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Towards a Media-Specific Methodology for CALL.
Weible, David M.
A review of the literature and current technology focuses on the determination of what strategies and methods are appropriate for computer-assisted language learning (CALL). A brief overview is presented regarding the historical development and non-use (to its full potential) of the computer in the education field, and particularly in the area of foreign language learning. Three unique qualities that the CALL approach offers are discussed: (1) computers are able to structure the student's interaction with the subject matter and present and teach learning strategies; (2) unlike print, computers are process-oriented, a quality that could be very helpful in avoiding the need for reliance on grammatical terminology in teaching various features of the target language; and (3) the computer is able to modify the presentation of instructional material to meet an individual learner's needs and/or abilities. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Smith, William Flint, Ed. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series; see FL 016 850.