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Strategic uses of CALL: What learners use and how they react

Hoven, Debra L. (2003) Strategic uses of CALL: What learners use and how they react. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics : Series S, pp. 125-148.

Abstract

This paper outlines the findings of a two-year evaluation of learner use of software tools in a multimedia software package for teaching Indonesian listening comprehension and culture. This software package was introduced into the Introductory (1st year) language program to help address the need of total beginners for exposure to native speakers using daily language in ordinary ways, on common, everyday topics. The package is designed to introduce, develop, and reinforce appropriate learning strategies at the same time. Data on learner perceptions of the ease of use, and appropriateness of the software interface were investigated, in order to improve our understandings of the perceptions and reactions of novices compared to experienced users of multimedia software packages. This investigation includes an analysis of the differences in strategy use between high, medium and low proficiency learners, and their use of the software Help tools such as grammar reference notes, language laboratory simulation, replay facility, and mid-task answer checking.

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ID Code: 7653
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of the article see the URL above or contact the author at d.hoven@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Multimedia, learning strategies, CALL effectiveness, instructional design, Indonesian
ISSN: 1833-7139
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > Indonesian Languages (200313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Deposited On: 15 May 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:32

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