Teaching and Researching Computed-assisted Language Learning by Ken Beatty

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Teaching and Researching Computed-assisted Language Learning by Ken Beatty. Section III Researching CALL Chapter 10: Research. Why use computers ?. The computer should be able to do something the teacher cannot and give the learner a richer learning experience . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Teaching and Researching Computed-assisted Language Learning, by Ken Beatty </p> <p>Teaching and Researching Computed-assisted Language Learning</p> <p>by Ken Beatty</p> <p>Section III Researching CALL</p> <p> Chapter 10: Research</p> <p>Why use computers?The computer should be able to do something the teacher cannot and give the learner a richer learning experience.Research methodology in CALL includes:A question to be answeredA clear idea of the subjects and situationA method for collecting dataA timeline for collecting dataAn intention to shareExamining the role of affordances and misaffordancesAffordances: what the program is or appears to be capable of doing in terms of both intended and unintended functions.Misaffordances: differ from sotware program to program but are becoming generalized.Ethics in experimental proceduresThe researcher should not bring harm, mental or physical, to the subjects, regardless of the value of the research.Fidelity It refers to the degree of realism in computer simulation. As computer-based presentations of information improve through the use of video and virtual reality, the fidelity (authenticity) of learner materials is increasing.Conclusion To profit from the use of computers in the teaching of language one should bare in mind what it is that teachers do best and what computers do best.Hope you enjoyed it!Author: Laura Mangold</p>