You are previewing Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration.
O'Reilly logo
Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration

Book Description

Web 2.0 technologies, open source software platforms, and mobile applications have transformed teaching and learning of second and foreign languages. Language teaching has transitioned from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach through the use of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and new teaching approaches. Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration: Theory, Applications, and Outcomes provides empirical studies on theoretical issues and outcomes in regards to the integration of innovative technology into language teaching and learning. This reference wok discusses empirical findings and innovative research using software and applications that engage learners and promote successful learning, essential tools for educational researchers, instructional technologists, K-20 language teachers, faculty in higher education, curriculum specialists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Review Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    3. REFERENCES
  8. Section 1: Technology Integration for Second Language Research
    1. Chapter 1: Computer-Assisted Character Learning Using Animation and Visual Chunking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ANIMATION: EXPERIMENT 1
      5. CHUNKING: EXPERIMENT 2
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX A: LEARNING MATERIALS IN EXPERIMENT 2
    2. Chapter 2: Enhancing Grammatical Accuracy and Linguistic Fluency
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Technology Integration for Second Language Teaching
    1. Chapter 3: Using Turnitin to Support Students' Understanding of Textual Borrowing in Academic Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TURNITIN
      5. METHODS
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. TURNITIN FOR L2 WRITING INSTRUCTION: AN EVALUATION
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. APPENDIX A: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
      15. APPENDIX B: QUESTIONS FOR IN-CLASS PEER REVIEW SESSION
    2. Chapter 4: Computer-Assisted vs. Classroom Instruction on Developing Reference Tracking Skills in L2 Chinese
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX A: LEARNER AUTONOMY QUESTIONNAIRE
    3. Chapter 5: Investigating Optimal Computer-Mediated Cultural Instruction to Foster Intercultural Sensitivity in Online Peer Discussions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. LIMITATIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX A: FRENCH INFORMANT PROFILES
      12. APPENDIX B: FRENCH INFORMANT INTERVIEW PROTOCOL
      13. APPENDIX C: DISCUSSION 3 PROMPTS
    4. Chapter 6: Offline Peer Dialogue in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication Activities for L2 Teacher Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX A: SAMPLE WIKI PAGE FOR A GORUP IN THE SECOND ONLINE PROJECT
      12. APPENDIX B: TRANSCRIPTION CONVENTIONS
  10. Section 3: Technology-Mediated Second Language Learning Processes
    1. Chapter 7: Pragmatic Development through Blogs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: (Dis)Engagement in Internet Linguistic Practices among Sojourners in China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
      12. APPENDIX A: SAMPLE QUESTIONS FROM THE SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEW PROTOCOL
      13. APPENDIX B: SAMPLE QUESTIONS FROM THE LINGUSITIC AWARENESS QUESTIONNAIRE
      14. APPENDIX C: GRAMMAR GLOSSARY
      15. APPENDIX D: TRANSCRIPTION CONVENTIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Using Skype to Focus on Form in Japanese Telecollaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX A: AMERICAN PARTICIPANTS’ (NNS’) TASK PROMPT (DORAEMON)
      14. APPENDIX B: JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS’ (NS’S) TASK PROMPT (DORAEMON)
    4. Chapter 10: Innovative Wiki Ways
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Beliefs and Attitudes toward Technology Integration
    1. Chapter 11: Teachers' Perceptions and Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Chinese Language Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 12: Use of Computer Technology for Writing Consultations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX A: A SURVEY ON THE USE OF COMPUTER TECNOLOGY FOR WRITING CONSULTATIONS
    3. Chapter 13: Theory and Practice in Computer-Assisted Vocabulary Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRESENTATION OF VOCPAL
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. LIMITATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX A
  12. Section 5: Systematic Review of CALL Research
    1. Chapter 14: Vocabulary CALL for Young ESL/EFL Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
      12. APPENDIX A: KEYWORD MAP
      13. APPENDIX B: RESULTS OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors