Monday, September 04, 2006

Successful uses of CALL technology

What I see as one of the greatest advantages of the use of CALL technology in campus based courses is that when employed in an efficient way, it can be used to maximize the time that students and teachers have together. One example is to make lectures available online, either in the shape of streamed videos or as podcasts. Ideally, this will give make it possible for more student – teacher interaction during the scheduled sessions. What do you see as the greatest advantages of CALL, and do you have some inspiring examples to share?

3 Comments:

At 2:31 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

I think the greatest advantage of CALL might be related to access and flexibility...the interesting thing is that each new cohort of students (at university) are highly IT/technology-literate which poses interesting questions for educators...

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger Margaret Southgate said...

I can't comment on campus based CALL, but for distance learners at The Open University (UK), the greatest advantage is to have synchronous voice conferencing for our language students. They can log in to tutorials from home, and can also use the system to talk to one another independently at any time.

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Linda Bradley said...

Where I work we mainly have campus based activities (not very many distance courses). Many of our students find that they don't get enough classroom-time and tutoring support, so using the webb for further discussion among peers and teachers, is excellent.

 

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