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Comparison of Computer Assisted Language Learning Software before Investment

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Decreasing cost and increasing multimedia functions have made computers popular tool in education in the last decade. CALL refers to the Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Using CALL, students can individualize their studies and study at the pace they desire (Raschio, 1990). Also, advanced tracing and recording capability of CALL permit instructors to monitor their students’ progress (Bland et al. 1990). However, availability of such features shows differences among CALLs. Not many comparative studies have been conducted to compare the CALL Software. The purpose of this study is to compare the features of two Computer-Assisted Language Learning software using qualitative research methodology. Students and instructors having experience in using CALL software at the Foreign Languages Compulsory Preparatory Program of a university participated in the study. Categories are used for the comparison based on the content analysis of data. Recommendations are made to the administrators of education institutions considering making such investment..

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : TOJDEL (The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning)
  • Yıl : 2013
  • Cilt : 1
  • ISSN : 2147-6454
  • Sayı : 4
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 9639
  • Yayıncı : Sakarya Üniversitesi Yayınları