An Integrated Language Learning Environment: towards an optimal blend of c- and e-learning
Piet Desmet, K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Although Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has become a major area of research in recent years and although the usefulness of ICT in foreign language learning is generally acknowledged, one has to admit that the CALL-field has not yet managed to provide sufficient added pedagogical value in order to transform itself into one of the key issues of language pedagogy. This seems largely due to a far too strict separation between conventional or classroom learning (c-learning) and electronic learning (e-learning), which explains the too marginal position of computer-based learning within most language learning curricula. There is an urgent need for Integrated Language Learning Environments (ILLE), allowing for an optimal blend of c- and e-learning. We intend to illustrate how ILLE can be conceived by systematically commenting two concrete cases which are now being used successfully and have been the subject of quite an extensive validation process.
Desmet, P. (2005). An Integrated Language Learning Environment: towards an optimal blend of c- and e-learning. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1545-1550). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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