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Title: Evaluating Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Subtitle: An Integrated Approach to Effectiveness Research in CALL
Written By: Jonathan Leakey
Description:

Schools, colleges and universities are investing a great deal in the
purchase of computer resources for the teaching of modern languages, but
whether these resources make a measurable difference to the learning of
language students is still unclear. In this book the author outlines the
existing evidence for the impact of computers on language learning and
makes the case for an integrated approach to the evaluation of
computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Drawing on current and past
research linked to CALL and e-learning, the author builds a comprehensive
model for evaluating not just the software used in language learning, but
also the teaching and learning that takes place in computer-based
environments, and the digital platforms themselves. This book will be of
interest not only to language teachers and CALL researchers, but also to
those interested in e-learning and general research methodology, as well as
designers of educational software, digital labs, virtual learning
environments (VLEs) and institutional budget holders.

Contents:

Evaluation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) - Effectiveness
research for CALL - A model (methodology, framework, agenda) for the
evaluation of CALL platforms, programs and pedagogy - Integrating CALL into
modern languages teaching and learning - A methodology for quality control
for CALL - A configuration of empirical methods of data collection for CALL
- Research methodology for CALL - Qualitative and quantitative evaluation
of CALL.

Jonathan Leakey's interest in evaluating the effectiveness of computers in
language teaching comes from his years of teaching modern languages in
secondary schools in Liverpool and in the further and higher education
sectors in Northern Ireland. Since 2002 he has been a lecturer in French,
German and European Studies at the University of Ulster, where he completed
his doctorate in 2008.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034301459
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 70.95
U.K. £ 41.00
Europe EURO 45.60