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As the acquisition of language is closely associated with the ability to produce intelligible speech, computer-assisted technologies have been included in many language and/or literacy development programs offered by healthcare providers, covering a wide variety of disorders ranging from specific language and cognitive impairments, which obviously interfere with or delay the mastery of language skills, to blindness or visual impairment and mobility impairments, which limit the ability to move purposefully within a physical environment and which make regular participation of the programs at the hospital a challenge.
However, in contrast to a growing interest in the use of computer technologies in healthcare settings, to many healthcare providers, these technologies are still considered costly, though if implemented carefully, they could create a more flexible and responsive approach for the learners while undergoing medical procedures and treatments.
This special issue of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching seeks to expand awareness of the use of computer-assisted technologies in language and/or literacy development programs offered by healthcare providers. Submissions of papers focusing specifically on practical use of these technologies in language and/or literacy development programs designed for learners having or developing specific disorders, as well as their benefits and barriers when used in healthcare setting, are highly encouraged.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Experimental practices
- Successful collaborative and/or interactive learning program
- Role of Instructor and Learner
- Open courseware and open online courses
- Designing, applying, or evaluating computer-based language learning
- The use of computer-assisted technologies with specific design tools
- Computer assisted technologies to support different needs or preferred learning styles
- Computer assisted technologies for specific language skill development
- Healthcare provider policy and other challenges related to the quality and accessibility of computer assisted language learning
- New forms of computer-aided design
- Transmedia practice and computer assisted composition
- Computer-assisted design and participatory simulation
- Computer-assisted technologies as facilitator for storytelling practices and techniques
- Computer-assisted technologies in language remediation program
- Computer-assisted intervention
- Computer-assisted technologies for critically ill patients
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must consult the journal's guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx prior to submission.
All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.
All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager
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