ERIC Number: ED508883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning
Zaphiris, Panayiotis, Ed.; Zacharia, Giorgos, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
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. Chapters of this book include: (1) Developing Enjoyable Second Language Learning Software Tools (Chee Ang and Panayiotis Zaphiris); (2) Culture-Based Language Learning Objects: A CALL Approach for a Ubiquitous World (Niki Lambropoulos, Martha Christopoulou, and Kosmas Vlachos); (3) Situated Task Analysis in Learner-Centered CALL (Roderick Farmer); (4) "Ears before Eyes" (Beatriz de los Arcos and Inmaculada Sanchez); (5) A Student-Centered Online Writing Course (Caroline Coit); (6) Learner-Centered Language Programs (Deryle Lonsdale, C. Graham, and Rebecca Madsen); (7) LAPLI The Language Learning Lab (Rita de Cassia Veiga Marriott and Patricia Torres); (8) Integrated Micro Learning During Access Delays (Silvia Gstrein and Theo Hug); (9) EOI Online Ingles (Pascual Gomez and Juan Iborra); (10) Metacognition and Learners' Interactions with a Web-Based CALL Grammar Exercise (Wai Chan); (11) The Effect of a Native-Language Interface vs. a Target-Language Interface on Students' Performance (Jay Melton); (12) Reading and Learning from Screen (Miriam Schcolnik and Sara Kol); (13) Evaluating Student's Perceptions of Online Counselor for Independent Language Learning (Yoko Hirata); and (14) Language Learning and User-Centered Design (Charalambos Vrasidas, Elena Landone, Niki Christodoulou, and Michalinos Zembylas).
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Computers, Metacognition, Learning Laboratories, Computer Software, Evaluation Methods, Student Attitudes
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