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ERIC Number: ED465293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 9
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The Cloud around Development and Exploiting CALL Material.
Sabieh, Christine
English language educators must be able to develop and exploit self-made computer assisted language learning (CALL) materials specific to their course syllabi and student needs. This paper explains that unless educators develop a bond with technology, they will not be able to use published CALL material or develop their own CALL material. Through education and hands-on experience, educators must come to terms with the power of the computer and its role in language learning. The paper discusses two dilemmas to overcome (acknowledging the impact of CALL on language learning and acknowledging fear associated with computers). It suggests a plan to train educators to develop CALL material suitable for their students language learning needs. The plan includes five units: guaranteeing a learning environment, understanding the educator and computer partnership, identifying the educators and programmers role in CALL, identifying who does what in the development of a CALL program, and ensuring evaluation throughout the creation and implementation process. The paper concludes that English language educators must take on a more active role in the CALL environment, and this training should make them able to integrate the computer into teaching and develop various CALL materials. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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