ERIC Number: ED284448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Applying Pedagogical Principles to CALL Courseware Development.
Wyatt, David H.
This paper on the application of principles to computer-assisted language learning (CALL) first clarifies the the relationships between the capabilities of the computer (and computer-controlled technology) and the main approaches to second language learning. Fourteen common types of CALL programs are briefly reviewed. A "relational" classification is proposed, based on the relationship between and roles assumed by learner and computer, to define instructional, collaborative, and facilitative types of programs. This tripartite classification is used as a basis for explaining why published reviews of CALL software are so often unintentionally misleading and why the possibilities for valid computer applications in some newer approaches to language learning have been almost completely overlooked. This classification is also used as a basis for discussing important aspects of CALL design and development, including educational authoring systems, educational programming languages, and general-purpose programming languages. (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.