Research Seminar: Computer Assisted Language Learning

[grading] [readings] [schedule] [paper assignment] [presentation] [participation]

Professor Carla Meskill
ED115
(518) 442-5007
cmeskill@uamail.albany.edu
Office hours: Weds 2-4 & appt.

Grading:
MERLOT assignment - 25%
Group participation - 25%
(includes website development, online discussion forum, attendance and presentation at Oswego Conference)
Final paper - 25%
Presentation - 25%
(to be presented twice - once for class, once for TALL Seminar)

Readings:
Suggested books and articles are listed at the course website: http://www.albany.edu/faculty/meskill/TALL/home/home.htm

Sources and materials that you wish to share with class members can also be posted on the course website. Some of the suggested paper-based material is available in ED115.

In addition, the following texts are available at the University Bookstore.

Egbert, J.and Hanson-Smith, E. (Eds) (1999) CALL Environments: Research, Practice, and Critical Issues. Washington, DC: TESOL International Publications.

Meskill, C. (2002) Teaching and learning in real time: Media, technologies, and second language acquisition. Houston, TX: Athelstan.

Warcshauer, M. and Kern, R. (Eds) (2000) Network-Based Language Teaching: Concepts & Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press

SCHEDULE

1/28 Overview & Assignments
  Assignments:
MERLOT assignment
Discus assignment
Meskill, Chapters 1-4
CALL Environments, Introduction

   
2/4

Introductions, History, and Concerns

  Meskill, 5-7
 

 

2/11 SLA-grounded CALL

 

 
2/18 No Class
   
2/25 No Class
   
3/4 CALL and the 5 skills
   
 
3/11 SLA-grounded CALL, CALL and the 5 skills,
  Research traditions Reading for next week: CELA Report
   
3/18 IN FRONT OF THE SCREEN
  Concerns, questions, methods, implications
   
3/25 Presentation
Ed
   
4/1 TALL Seminar Planning Meeting
   
4/8 Plan and rehearse Oswego presentation
Edwige
   
4/12~13 Present & Attend: Enhancing Student Learning in High Education Conference, SUNY Oswego
   
4/15 THE MACHINE AND ITS SOFTWARE
Phyliann, Jieun
   
4/22 THE MACHINE AND ITS SOFTWARE
   
4/29 BEYOND THE COMPUTER
Anthony, Goulnara
   
5/6 BEYOND THE COMPUTER
   
   

As an individual researcher you will place your research interest under one of the three categories (In Front of the Screen, The Machine and Its Software, or Beyond the Computer), develop an outline for your class research paper, and compose and present your work when scheduled. The paper is to be 20-30 pages, with a minimum of 15 references. The presentation should last no longer than 20 minutes, discussion time included. Provide two assigned readings for the class one week prior to your scheduled presentation.

Paper Assignment:

A comprehensive review of research in your area of CALL. Paper prospectus is due for review and approval midterm. 20-30 pages, fully referenced review.

Presentation:

In conjunction with your review of research, you will design an interactive presentation for the group that demonstrates the theory, research, and practices discussed in your paper. The presentation is to be 20 minutes, 15 plus discussion time.

Participation:

Your full, active participation in this seminar and all of its activities constitutes 25% of your grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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