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CALICO Volume 30 issue 2

June 10, 2013 By: supyan Category: I. CALL Journals

CALICO is pleased to announce Volume 30 issue 2, a special issue on Learner Preparation in Technology-enhanced Language Learning Environments, with guest editors Chun Lai and Bruce Morrison.

In this issue you can find the following:
An introduction to the special issue by Lai and Morrison.
Hubbard puts forward a strong case for learner training in technology-enhanced language learning environments through analyzing the reasons behind the low priority given to learner training in CALL and citing current research to counter each of these reasons.

To enhance the learning opportunities in wiki-based language learning projects, Rott and Weber conceptualize a pedagogical framework that aims to prepare and scaffold students for greater collaboration and learning opportunities.

Prichard explores the learner preparation issues with regard to the use of another Web 2.0 tool, Facebook, in language learning.

Heiser, Stickler and Furnborough explore learner preparation in distance learning. Heiser and her colleagues conduct action research on the design of a learner-training program that aimed to develop relevant technical skills, enhance social presence and promote collaborative autonomous learning.
 Smith and Craig move beyond individual technological tools or platforms to explore a curriculum model that aims to facilitate EFL students’ autonomous use of CALL resources for language learning in general.
The articles are followed by five reviews: two book, two software, and one website.

As some of you may know, the Journal will be transitioning from it’s home on the CALICO website to the Public Knowledge Project site which offers some nice features to enhance the Journal and the Journal’s visibility.  You should visit the new site and set up an individual account for yourself so that you will not be surprised when the switch is finalized (in July).  The new issue is available on both sites:
Mrs. Esther Horn
CALICO Coordinator
214 Centennial Hall
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-1417
Fax: 512-245-9089
Alt. Email: info@calico.org

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