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ID : 454
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Title : Framing a pattern language for CALL design
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

The design of learning tasks in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) - CALL task design for short - is a daily activity for many language teachers. This paper explains how CALL task design may benefit from adopting a patterns-based learning design approach, to help practitioners with capturing, expressing, sharing, learning, and re-using design knowledge. Building on previous research, the paper aims to explore and establish an inventory for a CALL pattern language, which is an organisational system: (1) consisting of various categories or collections of task designs in the format of design patterns, and (2) capturing and representing the (sometimes intricate) relationships and connections within and across different patterns and categories. To build such an inventory, this paper uses results from literature searches to establish significant aspects and features of CALL tasks design. It also draws on the wider educational design literature to explain current conceptions of learning design tasks, activities and principles. Building on the synthesis of these ideas, the inventory, as a conceptual design framework for a CALL pattern language, is developed and described. The paper concludes with a call for the CALL community to engage collaboratively in research and discussion that can extend the patterns-based design approach.

Keywords : pattern language, design patterns, CALL task, CALL design, learning activities
Conference theme : Training language teachers in e-learning environments
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Main presenter : Ms. Susan Sun
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Affiliation : Auckland University of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand)
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Biography :

Susan Sun is a senior lecturer in the School of Language and Culture at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Her research focus in recent years has been on designing for computer assisted language learning (CALL). She has published several articles on the topic.

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Date added : Sunday, 31 March 2019, 4:23 PM [JST]
Date modified : Thursday, 9 May 2019, 1:52 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 305-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 09: 00 - 09: 25
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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