Exploring and evaluating language learning Web sites

Son, Jeong-Bae (2005) Exploring and evaluating language learning Web sites. In: Enhancing learning and teaching: pedagogy, technology and language. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Australia, pp. 215-227. ISBN 1-876682-85-X

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Abstract

The use of the Internet is a significant issue in recent computer-assisted language learning (CALL) research and practice. With the growth of the Internet, particularly the Web (WWW or World Wide Web), the number of Web sites has grown rapidly in a very short time. There are now a large number of Web sites for language learning and teaching and the amount of information on the Web sites is enormous. As a result, it is difficult for language teachers to find quality Web sites that match their needs and interests. This situation raises a need for a Web evaluation system, including a list of useful Web sites, which can guide teachers to find and use Web resources effectively and to assess Web sites efficiently. This chapter explores the use of language learning Web sites and presents a model for Web site categorization and evaluation. It also reports the results of a review of selected English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) Web sites using the model.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Author retains copyright. 3 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 371.102 Enh.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:29
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 05:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: language learning web sites; computer-assisted language learning; English as a second language web sites; ESL web sites; second langauge learning; evaluating; evaluation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/820

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