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ID : 506
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Title : A Call for Clarity about CALL
Type : Featured session
Category : Keynote speech
Abstract : Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is well into its sixth decade. While not always used or well integrated into language learning and teaching, CALL has enjoyed some recognition and popularity. But how is CALL seen in the wider language learning community and in education in general? There seems to be a wide communication gap between CALL specialists and the rest of the world: language teachers, students, educational administrators, and technical support staff. Each of these entities tends to view CALL very differently. There are varying perspectives among CALL practitioners themselves as to the “correct” implementation of CALL, and there is even disagreement about the term “CALL” itself. The lack of precise definitions for common terms such as “e-learning,” “blended learning,” “virtual,” “flipped classroom,” and “digital natives” adds to the problem. I will explore issues of misperception and suggest a path toward clearing up some of the confusion.
Keywords : CALL, clarity
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Main presenter : Claire Siskin
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Affiliation : ESL Consultant (Pittsburgh, USA)
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Biography : Claire Bradin Siskin is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Her principal interests are faculty development, research in CALL, and international education. Her editorial experience includes the editorial boards of CALL Journal and CALICO Journal. She currently serves on the Awards Professional Council of TESOL. She has served on the TESOL International Board of Directors and as Chair of the Executive Board of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).
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Date added : Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 12:15 PM [JST]
Date modified : Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 12:15 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 234-K
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 13: 50 - 14: 15
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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