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CALL: Levy (1997:1) defines CALL more succinctly and more broadly as "the search for and study of applications of the computer in language teaching and learning". 

There are many typs of CALL, for example:




Word - phrase Definition Used by (author) Useful Links Other Info
ICT Information and Communication Technologies    *ICT in Education: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/ict/themes/teaching-learning/)   


Computer Assisted Langauge Learning   *Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_language_learning)   
NBL Network Based Learning - CALL with a collaborative, social construcivist emphasis Tongdeelert (2003)   *Adapting to change: The case of network-based learning (http://books.google.com/books?id=IYeywZKuzu8C&pg=PA213&dq=Network-based+learning+NBL&lr=&hl=zh-TW)  
CMC Computer-Mediated Communication     *Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-mediated_communication#Language_learning)   
Web-Based BB Web-Based Bulletin Board    

*Related reading:

Kamhi-Stein, Lía D. Looking to the future of TESOL teacher education: Web-based bulletin board discussions in a methods course, TESOL Quarterly Vol. 34, no. 3, pp423-455. 

They are CMC tools such as WebCT and Blackboard 
MALL Mobile-Assisted Language Learning      

Comments (3)

Margaret said

at 2:53 pm on Feb 10, 2009

ICT:In the UK, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not only a subject but also a part of the national curriculum.
The ICT programme is coordinated by British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA).
ICT has introduced active learning via multiple intelligences and simulation games.
*ICT in subject teaching (http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-1-and-2/subjects/ict/inother.aspx?return=/search/index.aspx%3FfldSiteSearch%3DICT)
*ICT in Education: Teaching and Learning (http://www.unescobkk.org/education/ict/themes/teaching-learning/)

CALL:Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is a procedure of computer-based learning.
CALL carries two main features: that is interactive learning and individualised learning.
CALL is a learner-centred learning material which facilitates language learning process.
*Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_language_learning)

NBL:Net-based learning or network-based learning (NBL) is based on ready prepared web pages.
NBL provides opportunities for students to learn either self-directly or collaboratively.
*Adapting to change: The case of network-based learning (http://books.google.com/books?id=IYeywZKuzu8C&pg=PA213&dq=Network-based+learning+NBL&lr=&hl=zh-TW)

CMC:Computer-mediated communication (CMC) takes place through electronic mails, online databases, instant messages, text messages, computer conferencing, discussion boards and chat rooms.
CMC provides opportunities for students to learn and practice language via interactions.
*Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-mediated_communication#Language_learning)

I have got some simple definitions of each phrase but I have not found authors for these phrases. If I find them, then I will let you know :D

queenie520520 said

at 4:07 pm on Feb 11, 2009

The term Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) has been associated with the use of a range of tools, like email and Web-based teaching and learning to enable instant communication. Warschauer (1996) mentions the features of CMC :
1) allow users to share brief messages and lengthy documents, and also graphics, sounds and video, thus facilitating collaborative learning
2) Through WWW, users can search through immerse amounts of data within minutes to locate and access authentic and up-to-date materials.

ICT: Abbreviation for Information and Communications Technology. The "C" reflects the imporant role that computers now play in communications, e.g. by email, the Wen, satellite and cellphone.

mahmoud hegazy said

at 12:37 am on Feb 13, 2009

CALL: Computer Assisted Language Learning
In the early days of "CALL" there were fewer options in how computers might be used with students. Many of the first efforts of CALL development saw practitioners, when they had the opportunity to make use of computers in their curricula, transfer drill and practice into computer-based format on the assumption that if drill and kill was good for language learning, as was assumed at the time, then overkill was better, and computers could serve to keep students engaged long after the teacher had flagged. Another learning model in vogue at the time, programmed instruction or mastery learning, also seemed appropriate to a computer-based medium, in the context of what was originally called CAI, or computer assisted instruction. It was only later that the I for instruction became L for learning, a subtle but significant shift in perspective on the computer's role in the learning process as opposed to its place in the instructional algorithm. (http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2007/04/what-is-call-computer-assisted-language.html)

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