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Sun, Yu-Chih; Yang, Hui-Chi – CALICO Journal, 2012
Open source lectures not only provide knowledge-seekers with convenient ways to obtain knowledge and information, they also serve as potential language learning resources that provide extensive language input and repeated exposure to vocabulary within specific topics or disciplines. This current study aims to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Learning Experience, Linguistic Input
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Bush, Michael D. – CALICO Journal, 2010
The development of online learning materials is a complex and expensive process that can benefit from the application of consistent and organized principles of instructional design. This article discusses the development at Brigham Young University of the online portion of a one-semester course in Swahili using the ADDIE Model (Analysis, Design,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, African Languages, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Schulze, Mathias; Liebscher, Grit – CALICO Journal, 2010
The development of both the materials for an intermediate-level hybrid German writing course and the software in a virtual learning environment for the course may be viewed as activity systems. Viewing the individual components of each system as interrelated enables us to conceptualize the complexities of the development process, which goes well…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Material Development, Courseware, German
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Cooke-Plagwitz, Jessamine – CALICO Journal, 2008
Multiuser virtual environments (MUVEs) are quickly gaining importance as tools for foreign language instruction by promoting collaboration and social presence in a lifelike 3-D environment. One of the largest and fastest growing of these MUVEs is Linden Lab's "Second Life" (SL). With an international membership of over 9,000,000 residents, SL is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Trend Analysis
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Blyth, Carl S.; Davis, James N. – CALICO Journal, 2007
In this article we report on an 8-year process that included three successive iterations of the following cycle: (a) development of instructional technology, (b) formative evaluation, and (c) modification of the technology. From the first formative evaluation to the last, our students told us that they found heavily contextualized language…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Technology, Linguistic Input, Teaching Methods
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Lafford, Barbara A.; Lafford, Peter A.; Sykes, Julie – CALICO Journal, 2007
Despite the problems presented by lexical errors in second language (L2) communication, most computer assisted language learning (CALL) programs tend to focus on the acquisition of grammar points rather than on the development of the L2 lexicon. In addition, CALL vocabulary tasks are typically limited in scope and mechanical in nature, covering…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Grammar, Cognitive Psychology
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Houston, Tony – CALICO Journal, 2007
With the advent of web-based programs that automate the scoring of exercises, materials are now being developed from the outset with the capabilities of the web in mind. Materials developed without consideration of the web's capabilities, on the other hand, must be retrofitted. Texts that are retrofitted to the web have the advantage of being…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Web Sites, Courseware
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Liou, Hsien-Chin; Chang, Jason S; Chen, Hao-Jan; Lin, Chih-Cheng; Liaw, Meei-Ling; Gao, Zhao-Ming; Jang, Jyh-Shing Roger; Yeh, Yuli; Chuang, Thomas C.; You, Geeng-Neng – CALICO Journal, 2006
This paper describes the development of an innovative web-based environment for English language learning with advanced data-driven and statistical approaches. The project uses various corpora, including a Chinese-English parallel corpus ("Sinorama") and various natural language processing (NLP) tools to construct effective English…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, English (Second Language), Bilingualism, Web Based Instruction
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Hegelheimer, Volker – CALICO Journal, 2006
Current approaches to language pedagogy recognize the fact that ESL learners need explicit help to improve the grammatical accuracy of their writing. This research investigates the utility of an online resource intended to improve advanced-level ESL learners' writing by increasing their grammatical awareness and ability to correct the grammatical…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Interviews
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Kabata, Kaori; Wiebe, Grace; Chao, Tracy – CALICO Journal, 2005
This paper discusses issues surrounding the development and implementation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) at the curriculum- and program-levels. The Japanese program at the University of Alberta has introduced CALL courseware in language courses including those with multiple sections. An evaluation was conducted at the initial…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Zhang, Hang – CALICO Journal, 2002
Discusses a comprehensive approach to teaching business Chinese online that is beng developed in the language learning laboratory at the University of Illinois. The courseware consists of two complementary parts: a business Chinese workbook and a business Chinese simulation. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Burston, Jack – CALICO Journal, 1998
Describes the challenges faced and solutions adopted in adapting the multimedia-rich "Varietes de francais" CD-ROM program to operate on the World Wide Web. The program runs locally to retrieve media resources, perform intelligent answer processing and data collection, and turns to the Web only when necessary for data transfer, external Web links,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware
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Allen, John Robin; Periyasamy, Kasilingam – CALICO Journal, 1997
Argues that when the principles of engineering are applied to development of computer-assisted language learning software, resulting products are more reliable, easier to maintain, and easier to modify later. Those principles were used in developing the Elementary Language Study Exerciser, a program that drills students and corrects their written…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
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Blake, Robert J. – CALICO Journal, 1999
Provides a description of the Nuevos Destinos CD-ROM, a joint production for students learning Spanish at the advanced-beginning, intermediate-low, or native-speaker level. Nuevos Destinos involves students in meaningful ways by asking them to solve real-world problems encountered in law offices. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Native Speakers, Optical Data Disks
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Pusack, James P. – CALICO Journal, 1999
Describes the design and implementation of a CD-ROM-based German exercise package for commercial distribution and a listening and culture package using interactive multimedia based on authentic German television programs. The project demonstrates how a set of specialized authoring tools can be brought to bear upon the real-world needs and…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Cultural Awareness
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