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Breyer, Yvonne – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
In recent years, it has become an issue of growing concern that, despite undiminished enthusiasm in the research community, the application of corpus tools and resources in the classroom remains limited. In this paper, I will argue that focusing on the role of the teacher in the process of using corpora in the classroom is an essential step…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chmiel, Marjee – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
This paper is a response to "Challenges and Opportunities: Using a science-based video game in secondary school settings" by Rachel Muehrer, Jennifer Jenson, Jeremy Friedberg, and Nicole Husain. The article highlights two critical areas that I argue require more research in the studies of video games in education. The first area focuses on the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Play, Video Games, Educational Research
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Chen, Bodong – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
In this commentary on Van Leeuwen (2015, this issue), I explore the relation between theory and practice in learning analytics. Specifically, I caution against adhering to one specific theoretical doctrine while ignoring others, suggest deeper applications of cognitive load theory to understanding teaching with analytics tools, and comment on…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning Theories
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Muirhead, Brent – Educational Technology & Society, 2007
In this article, the author provides a concise discussion on creativity, defining the term, sharing theoretical background information and offering insights into promoting creativity in online university classes. Emphasis will be placed on relevant ways to integrate creativity into instructional activities across the academic disciplines. He…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Instruction, Creativity, Online Courses
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Chapelle, Carol A. – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
This commentary offers a brief reflection on the state of CALL in 1997, when "Language Learning & Technology" was launched with my paper entitled "CALL in the year 2000: Still in search of research paradigms?" The point of my 1997 paper was to suggest the potential value of research on second language learning for the study…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Orsini-Jones, Marina – Research-publishing.net, 2015
The author reflects on how she has used technology as a language teacher since the mid-1980s. She describes the evolution of technology in language learning pre- and Internet tools, from "blended learning" to social media. She concludes with the telecollaboration projects she has been recently working on and the issues they have found…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Electronic Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies
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James, Cecile Burnett – Social Studies, 1989
Discusses the rationale for cooperative learning and examines the teacher's role in creating groups. Provides examples of cooperative learning experiences in an integrated unit and as applied to computer education. Lists the advantages of using cooperative learning, while noting its pitfalls. Cautions that cooperative learning should be used in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Walker, Luann – Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
This article presents an interview with Rick A. Sheets, who has been working in learning assistance, faculty training, and technology support for over 30 years. He collaborated with Frank Christ as the co-founder and webmaster of the Learning Support Centers in Higher Education (LSCHE) website, a resource established in 1996 for learning center…
Descriptors: Learning Resources Centers, Tutors, Tutor Training, Certification
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Psoinos, Dionysios I. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
In an ever-changing world, foreign language instruction remains faithfully devoted to teaching by means of coursebooks, the design of which is based mainly on the skills or the structural syllabus paradigm that arranges language according to complexity of grammatical phenomena. In this paper, I aim to explore the appropriateness of the materials…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, English (Second Language)
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Robertson, Judy – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper argues that making computer games as part of a classroom project can develop a range of new media storytelling, visual design and audience awareness skills. This claim is supported by data from the evaluation of a six week game making project in a state funded primary school in which 11-12 year old learners made their own computer games…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Females, Gender Differences, Peer Evaluation
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Meunier, Lydie E. – Applied Language Learning, 1994
Addresses the renewed debate on cooperative learning in foreign language classrooms. First, the rationale for communicative language teaching in foreign language instruction is reported. Focus then shifts to research on potential drawbacks of communicative language teaching. Second, the role computers can play in cooperative learning is discussed,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Blake, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
The computer-assisted language learning (CALL) field seems to change overnight with new technological affordances. Blake revisits his 2000 "LLT" article on computer-mediation communication (CMC) in order to reflect on how the field has examined this topic over the past decade or so. While the Interaction Hypothesis continues to guide…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interlanguage, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Stegmann, Karsten; Kollar, Ingo; Weinberger, Armin; Fischer, Frank – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2016
In a recent paper, Pierre Tchounikine has suggested to advance the Script Theory of Guidance (SToG) by addressing the question how learners appropriate collaboration scripts presented to them in learning environments. Tchounikine's main criticism addresses SToG's "internal script configuration principle." This principle states that in…
Descriptors: Scripts, Theories, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
Male, Mary – Computing Teacher, 1986
Reviews benefits of using cooperative learning strategies and computer assisted instruction (CAI) in classrooms with mainstreamed students; describes teacher's role in implementing cooperative learning; presents examples demonstrating potential of cooperative learning and CAI in language and social skills development; and outlines steps in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Educational Games
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Riel, Margaret – Instructional Science, 1990
Discussion of cooperative learning focuses on the use of Learning Circles on the AT&T Learning Network and its effects on teachers. The use of computer networks to link classrooms for learning activities is described and benefits of such activities for teachers are discussed, including knowledge acquisition, developing new instructional…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Cooperative Learning
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