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Computer assisted language learning (CALL): Asian learners and users going beyond traditional frameworks

Jarvis, HA 2013, 'Computer assisted language learning (CALL): Asian learners and users going beyond traditional frameworks' , Asian EFL Journal, 15 (1) , pp. 190-201.

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Abstract

Traditional frameworks for understanding Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), whilst still useful, are today nevertheless somewhat limited for a variety of reasons, and in many respects, it is the practices of Asian learners and users that are driving forward the need for new thinking in this area. This discussion paper provides an articulation of where such frameworks are located, what they have offered and why we now need to go beyond them. It provides an historical critique of the theory and practice of CALL and then goes on to draw on some of the author’s most recent studies, which examine the practices of non-native speaker students of English (NNSSoE) working in independent study contexts. The narrative leads to a proposal that Mobile Assisted Language Use (MALU), together with an educational theory of connectivism, may now provide a better framework for examining technology in self-access centres and elsewhere. This argument, as will become apparent, is being driven in significant measure by the practices of learners and other users from Asia.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Asian EFL Journal
Publisher: Asian EFL Journal Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1738-1460
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: HA Jarvis
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 16:08
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:35
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28516

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