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Online Language Learning: The ‘CALL’ for Language Revitalization
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, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper establishes the theoretical underpinnings of three distinct educational pursuits: to teach for social justice, to use technology to enhance the learning experience and to teach languages for global citizenship. These pursuits tap into overlapping discourses whereby any two of the three goals can be combined in a pairing from which a specific area of research has emerged. In this paper I present the case for considering how all three of these goals overlap to prompt a new discourse which I have called i4, and whose time, I argue, is past due. Through an examination of how the theme of power imbalance threads through all three goals, I argue for the undertaking of rigorous research into the use of synchronous online learning technology (i.e. videoconferencing) as a vehicle for revitalizing languages which have become endangered through colonization, assimilation, globalization and linguicide.

Citation

Eamer, A. (2010). Online Language Learning: The ‘CALL’ for Language Revitalization. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2350-2357). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 27, 2021 from .

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