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Plenary address given at the annual
CALL Conference "Technology CALLs You"
held at the Ankara University Development Foundation Schools, April 14, 2007
This talk draws from my Sunday, April 1, 2007 blog post: What is CALL: Computer Assisted Language and Literacy http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2007/04/what-is-call-computer-assisted-language.html.
This presentation is online
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Who are Webheads?
What's a podcast?
What is Web 2.0?
- Wikis and Wikipedia,
- Google tools,
- photo sharing sites like Flickr, Bubbleshare
- Graham Stanleys examples: http://www.pod-efl.com/video/Web%202.0%20&%20Language%20Learning.mov
Whats wrong with this picture?
Why Computer-assisted Language and Literacy?
CALL is only partially, if any longer
- About programmed instruction / mastery learning
- Contained in shrinked-wrapped software packages
Seamlessness: Computers are (or should be) no longer the focus of CALL activities
CALL should build on basic computer skills and literacies that are transferable across curriculum and beyond into lifetime learning and productivity
Why should Literacy replace Learning in the acronym CALL?
Literacy: the KEY, and ANCHOR, to CALL development
How teachers can acquire literacy skills through free online professional development
Of decreasing imporance - Attending F2F conferences such as this one
Community of Practice Approach:How Webheads got to Turkey
Whats the connection with China?
Conclusions: Desireable Characteristics of CALL
What tools meet these criteria?
MUVEs: Multi-user virtual environments
Facebook http://www.facebook.com / MySpace
Second Life http://www.secondlife.com
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