Language-Learner Computer Interactions

Theory, methodology and CALL applications

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| University of Ottawa
ISBN 9789027257512 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book focuses on learner-computer interactions (LCI) in second language learning environments drawing largely on sociocultural theories of language development. It brings together a rich and varied range of theoretical discussions and applications in order to illustrate the way in which LCI can enrich our comprehension of technology-mediated communication, hence enhancing learners’ digital literacy skills. The book is based on the premise that, in order to fully understand the nature of language and literacy development in digital spaces, researchers and practitioners in linguistics, sciences and engineering need to borrow from each others’ theoretical and practical toolkits. In light of this premise, themes include such aspects as educational ergonomics, affordances, complex systems learning, learner personas and corpora, while also describing such data collecting tools as video screen capture devices, eye-tracking or intelligent learning tutoring systems. The book should be of interest to applied linguists working in CALL, language educators and professionals working in education, as well as computer scientists and engineers wanting to expand their work into the analysis of human/learner interactions with technology communication devices with a view to improving or (re)developing learning and communication instruments.

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[Language Studies, Science and Engineering, 2]  2016.  xv, 257 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of figures / List of tables
Book series preface: Language Studies, Science and Engineering
Contributor biographies
Cutting-edge theories and techniques for LCI in the context of CALL
Catherine Caws and Marie-Josée Hamel
Part I: Frameworks guiding the research
CALL ergonomics revisited
Catherine Caws and Marie-Josée Hamel
The theory of affordances
Françoise Blin
CALL theory: Complex adaptive systems
Mathias Schulze and Kyle Scholz
CALL design and research: Taking a micro and macro view
Mike Levy and Catherine Caws
Part II: Data and elicitation technologies and techniques
Learner personas and the effects of instructional scaffolding on working behaviour and linguistic performance
Trude Heift
Video screen capture to document and scaffold the L2 writing process
Marie-Josée Hamel and Jérémie Séror
Using eye-tracking technology to explore online learner interactions
Ursula Stickler, Bryan Smith and Lijing Shi
Analysing multimodal resources in pedagogical online exchanges: Methodological issues and challenges
Cathy Cohen and Nicolas Guichon
A scientific methodology for researching CALL interaction data: Multimodal LEarning and TEaching Corpora
Thierry Chanier and Ciara R. Wigham
Engineering conditions of possibility in technology-enhanced language learning
Steven L. Thorne
Author index
Subject index
Language-Learner Computer Interactions presupposes knowledge base and expertise in CALL research and language education. It is addressed to novice and established members of the CALL discourse community who want to professionally develop themselves regarding the state of the art research, discussions, and future avenues of inquiry in the area of LCI [Learner-computer interaction]. The volume is an invaluable resource for those practitioners in a number of respects. It is the result of the collaborative work of high-caliber CALL editors and researchers such as Catherine Caws, Marie-Josee Hamel, Mathias Schulze, and Mike Levy to name a few whose pioneering perspectives and invaluable contributions have always furthered and enriched CALL scholarship. The focus on key disciplinary discussions including CALL ergonomics, CALL normalization (Bax, 2003), sustainability, and affordances, the selection of cutting-edge theories and methodologies, as well as thematic organization of the volume are all indicative of the comprehensive knowledge of the editors of the current conversations and concerns in this domain. These informed decisions and quality editing are the factors that distinguishes this volume from similar publications. Moreover, this interesting volume projects a multi-faceted picture of LCI research and pedagogy drawing on a nice patchwork of theoretical and methodological scholarship from various disciplines and areas including computer studies, engineering, TESOL, and applied linguistics. Furthermore, the research reported in this volume enjoys a wide and colourful array of conceptual frameworks, innovative methodological designs and approaches, and contextual diversities and variations which make the book a must-read for target practitioners globally. It also provides invaluable implications and suggestions for further inquiry in the area of LCI. Overall, the book is a very timely and welcome contribution and has done excellent justice to current discussions in this domain.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016011008 | Marc record