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Handbook of Research on Individual Differences in Computer-Assisted Language Learning

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The latest advances and trends in technology have enabled rapid development in the field of language education. Students and teachers alike now benefit from the assistance of various technological innovations, thus increasing the overall effectiveness of the curriculum. The Handbook of Research on Individual Differences in Computer-Assisted Language Learning addresses the implementation of current research methodologies within EFL and ESL classroom settings and the variety of modifications employed by language experts. Focusing on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies, this book is an essential reference source for applied linguists, CALL researchers, language teachers, and upper-level students within the field of foreign language education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Review Articles
    1. Chapter 1: Overview of the Significance of Different Learner Characteristics in Computer-Based Language Learning Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
      4. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Why Studying Individual Differences in CALL?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: An Overview of EFL Teachers' Individual Differences in CALL
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EFL TEACHERS AND CALL USE
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 2: Qualitative Research
    1. Chapter 4: Individual Differences among Student Teachers in Taking an Online Corpus Linguistics Course
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: The Perspectives of Iranian EFL Teachers on the Integration of ICT into their Teaching Practices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. METHOD
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 6: Digital Storytelling in an EFL Class
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 7: A Qualitative Case Study on Changes in a Five-Year One-To-One Laptop Initiative
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. METHOD
      6. FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
      12. APPENDIX 1: INTERVIEW PROTOCOL FOR CURRENT AND PREVIOUS PRINCIPALS, ACADEMY COORDINATORS, ESL TEACHERS, AND TECHNOLOGY PERSONNEL
      13. APPENDIX 2: INTERVIEW PROTOCOL FOR ESL STUDENTS
      14. APPENDIX 3: CLASSROOM OBSERVATION PROTOCOL*
    5. Chapter 8: Web Based CALL
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFENITIONS
      9. APPENDIX 1: SAMPLE WRITING TASKS
      10. APPENDIX 2: FEEDBACK ON WRITTEN COMMUNICATION COURSE WORK
  12. Section 3: Mixed Methods Research
    1. Chapter 9: Corpora, Cognitive Styles, English Content-Specific Vocabulary and Academic Language at University Level
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 10: Familiar or Unfamiliar Context?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX A
      12. APPENDIX B
    3. Chapter 11: The Impact of Individual Differences on Students' Perception of Writing Practice in Blogosphere
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 12: Asynchronous Online Peer Written Corrective Feedback
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 4: Quantitative Research
    1. Chapter 13: EFL Learners' Usability Evaluation of an Educational Website
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: Mothers' Attitudes toward the Use of CALL for Their Children's English Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Developing Young EFL Learners' Writing Skill in Wikis' Collaborative Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: Brazilian FL Teachers through the Lens of the Diffusion of Innovations Theory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 17: The Impact of Corpus-Based Vocabulary Teaching/Learning on Vocabulary Retention across Language Proficiency Levels
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 18: The Impact of a Learning Management System on Student Evaluation of Teaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 19: The Relationship between Online Information Seeking Anxiety and English Reading Proficiency across Gender
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 20: Integrating a Learning Management System into a Writing Course
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WRITING
      5. TECHNOLOGY AND WRITING SKILL
      6. TECHNOLOGY AND HOMEWORK
      7. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors