What is CALL?
CALL also known as Computer-Assisted Language Learning is used as a method to develop study skills in classroom.With the new technology,people nowadays use logic thinking to make the learning process fun and looks like game to student.
Student get bored easilly when it comes to traditional teaching system that teachers ussually read,talk and give information without any graphical media.That’s why student can’t develop their study skills with that method.
What is Study Skills?
- The term “study skills” a general term,which encompases a wide variety of traits,is associated with personal growth and development ranging from attitudes to behaviours.
- Its is acquired for the purpose of self-development.
- Study skills includes:-
- new learning styles
- networking with other students
- reading a books or taking notes
- participating in a classroom activities
- doing basic research
- using library or computer-based resources
- writing academic papers
- presenting papers
- managing study time and preparing for examinations
Why Study Skills is Important?
- The focus in the classroom is shifted from the teacher to the learner
- The concept of individualized instruction is increasingly gaining importance.
Computer and Language Learning
- Using slides,charts,tape-record,videos as media of teaching.
The advantage of using CALL method in classroom:
- Enhance the motivation level of student
- Teachers can custom any CALL program to the syllabus or courseto increase the of profiency level of students.
- Imparting individualized instruction
- No limitation of practise session
- Student can repeat their task and increase the level of their thinking
- Have a powerfull access and gives inmmense scope for self-learning.
- CALLS software has tutorial mode that teach student how to begin their work
- Backup students file and their work.
Limitation of CALL
- The author and the programmer do not mostly share similar concerns.
- There is a chance to add or modify the software
- The preparation time can be running to hours and days.
- The next generation of learning will be part of computer generation.All the skills are based on computer only.
Language Learning with Technology
2.0 History of Technology and Language Learning:
2.1.1 Behaviourist Approach
2.1.2 AudioLingual Approach
What is Web 2.0?
Key Ideas of Web 2.0
- Users create the contents.
- The power of the crowd.
- Epic Data
- Architecture of Participation
- Network Effects
- A quiet revolution towards open source and independent methodologies and tools.
- These are some of the words normally associated with Web 2.0: AJAX, REST, lightweight programming, APIs.
- The browser is the main access point to services and tools.
- Sharing is a powerful method to learn.
- Constructing something for others to learn is itself a very effective method to learn.
- The ability to synthesis is a goal in higher education, one that is normally missing in our universities.
- Web 2.0 provides the tools required for this to happen.
- Twitter:Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which
offers a social networking and microblogging service, allowing its users to
send and read messages called tweets.
- YouTube:YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view,
and share video clips. It has become a popular form of Web 2.0 new media.
- Google Docs:Google Docs is an online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation
editor that enables anyone to create, store and share instantly and securely,
and collaborate online in real time.
- Skype:Skype, a free software program that
allows anyone to talk to anyone else in the world over the Internet for free,
is easy to install and use.
- WordPress:WordPress is a free online publishing. It is a web-based software program
that allows anyone to build and maintain in term of creating and editing a
website or blog. It was originally intended as an easy way to set up a blog.
- Dropbox:Dropbox is a simple online virtual storage utility that allows you to make
your files accessible from almost anywhere. Designed for those who are
tired of e-mailing files to themselves and carrying around flash drives,
Dropbox looks to revolutionize the way you store and share files.
- Prezi:Prezi serves a similar function to power Point, but with more powerful and
interesting features. In Prezi Presentation are created on a ‘canvas’ rather
than on slides.
- SlideShare:SlideShare is a media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.
SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularly
comments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virally
through blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter.
Individuals and organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas,
connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone can
view presentations and documents on topics that interest them.
- Blogger:Generally, a weblog or blog is a personal diary, collaborative space, breakingnews
outlet and a collection of links to your own private views memos to
the world. In short, your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are so
many of them, in various shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.
- Facebook:The Facebook platform allows developers to create Web applications that
integrate with Facebook’s social network and are delivered via the Facebook
Web site. Applications run on the developer’s server, and any data unique to
the application is stored on the developer’s database. Although running on
an independent server, Facebook applications can query Facebook data in
order to take advantage of Facebook’s existing social network.