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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper describes different ways in which digital technology can be used for language learning. It then identifies some key trends connecting assessment and technology in language learning and higher education: the use of automated systems to enhance traditional assessment practices; the use of Web 2.0 tools to facilitate new assessment…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Language Acquisition, Educational Trends
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Torsani, Simone – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
Research in CALL education has identified a series of goals and constraints for technology in language education that need to be taken into account when designing a CALL syllabus. This article presents a theoretical framework for syllabus design based on the identification of three areas of expertise within CALL: linguistic knowledge, procedural…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Language Acquisition, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
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Daniels, Paul – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
In this article, the author presents the history of human-to-computer interaction based upon the design of sophisticated computerized speech recognition algorithms. Advancements such as the arrival of cloud-based computing and software like Google's Web Speech API allows anyone with an Internet connection and Chrome browser to take advantage of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Identification, Audio Equipment
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando; Qian, Kan – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper presents both the pedagogical design principles and the challenges faced during the development of a mobile app, Chinese Characters First Steps, to support recognising, learning and practising writing Chinese characters at beginners' level, including the difficult balance between pedagogy and technical affordances. We also present the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Chinese, Courseware, Statistical Analysis
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Blyth, Andrew – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
Many teachers are increasingly using Social Networking Services (SNS) in their classrooms, which allows for the first time the outside world to peer into students' private learning spaces (Blyth, 2011). However, the adoption of social media has mostly been done without careful consideration of possible ramifications students may suffer.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Ethics, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Diakou, Maria – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are continuously evolving and when integrated appropriately these can facilitate foreign language learning classes. Connecting the curriculum to real world tasks in this way prepares "learners for the challenge of coping with the language they hear and read in the real world outside the…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Thomas, Simon; Toland, Sean H. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The provision of supplemental educational and instructional content in podcast form is becoming increasingly widespread in first language education. However, amongst second language students in Japan the lack of literature illustrates podcast use has been limited. Imitating podcasts, educational and instructional materials in audio form were…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tsurutani, Chiharu; Imura, Taeko – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
An increasing number of language educators are taking a blended approach to their teaching in order to enhance students' learning experiences and outcomes. During recent years, online tools have become a valuable resource, aiding teachers in course delivery and assessment. Blended learning, which is campus-based learning supported by online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Rockell, Kim – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper reports on the experimental use of a recently developed musical looping app with a class of Japanese university students of English during 2014. Working in groups using shared hand-held devices, students created compositions based on lexical chunks or formulaic sequences selected freely from a fixed text. A scored example of one such…
Descriptors: Music, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Davies, Renaud Jonathan – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explores the role voice microblogging-based activities play in developing learners' spoken production skills. The study involved 33 low-intermediate level university students majoring in English at a private university in Japan. The voice microblogging application used in the study was Bubbly, a cross-platform social networking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Liu, Yi Chun; Huang, Yong-Ming – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The teaching of translation has received considerable attention in recent years. Research on translation in collaborative learning contexts, however, has been less studied. In this study, we use a tool of synchronous collaboration to assist students in experiencing a peer translation process. Afterward, the unified theory of acceptance and use of…
Descriptors: Translation, Technology Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), Cooperative Learning
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Fageeh, Abdulaziz I. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explored EFL students and faculty's perceptions of and attitudes towards the use of online assessment and practice. A descriptive method was used, employing quantitative data collection and analyses from a sample of 400 students of different age categories and educational levels and another sample of 25 teachers in the English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Gromik, Nicolas – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper reports on a case study research conducted at a Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) from 2009 to 2012. Over these four years data was collected through a survey from over 6000 participants regarding their access and use of the self facility and resources. The article reports on various on-site learning environments and the influence this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Use Studies
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Tanaka, Makiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The use of computers as an educational tool has become very popular in the context of language teaching and learning. Research into computer mediated communication (CMC) in a Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) learning and teaching context can take advantage of various pedagogical possibilities, just as in the English classroom. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Questionnaires
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Wu, Pin-hsiang Natalie; Kawamura, Michelle – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
With a growing demand for learning English and a trend of utilizing computers in education, methods that can achieve the effectiveness of computer-mediated communication (CMC) to support language learning in higher education have been examined. However, second language factors manipulate both the process and production of CMC and, therefore,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Correlation, Computer Mediated Communication
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