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  1. Books and Journals 9 items
    Essential sources of literature for this module.
    1. Journals 3 items
      1. Language Learning & Technology - Home

        Website Recommended A refereed journal for second and foreign language scholars and educators.

      2. ReCALL | All issues | Cambridge Core

        Webpage Essential ReCALL is an academic journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning, published by Cambridge University Press. The journal's main focus is the use of technologies for language learning and teaching.

      3. System

        Journal Essential This international journal is devoted to the applications of educational technology and applied linguistics to problems of foreign language teaching and learning.

    2. Books 6 items
      1. Digital Language Learning and Teaching | Research, Theory, and Practice | Taylor & Francis Group - Edited by Michael Carrier, Ryan M. Damerow, and Kathleen M. Bailey 2017

        Book Essential This new publication covers a wide range of current themes in digital language education, including data-drive learning, online teaching, digital assessment, blended learning and much more. The book is available online with QMUL access, as well as in the Library.

      2. Multimedia CALL: theory and practice - Keith Cameron 1998

        Book Recommended Although somewhat dated, this collection of essays (1997) are an important contribution to research on the use and development of Multimedia Computer-Assisted Language Learning. An essential starting point.

      3. New perspectives on CALL for second language classrooms - Sandra Fotos, Charles Browne 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential A practical handbook for language teachers and students wanting to learn more about using computer-assisted language learning, and to develop their understanding of theory and research.

      4. The Power of CALL - Martha Carswell Pennington 1995

        Book Recommended Although slightly dated, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) written by specialists in specific areas of electronic media.

      5. CALL dimensions: options and issues in computer assisted language learning - Mike Levy, Glenn Stockwell 2006

        Book Recommended This volume covers seven key dimensions of computer-assisted language learning: design, evaluation, computer-mediated communication, theory, research, practice and technology. Provides a strong critical and theoretical grounding in the subject.

      6. Innovations In Learning Technologies For ELT - Gary Motteram (Ed.)

        Document Recommended This online publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.

  2. Week 1: Introduction 10 items
    1. Digital Language Learning and Teaching | Research, Theory, and Practice | Taylor & Francis Group - Edited by Michael Carrier, Ryan M. Damerow, and Kathleen M. Bailey 2017

      Book Essential We strongly suggest you read 'Chapter 1: Introduction to Digital Learning' in this book, as it provides a clear overview of the key themes in the field at the present time.

    2. Brett, P. (1998). An Intuitive, Theoretical and Empirical Perspective on the Effectiveness Question for Multimedia - Keith Cameron

      Chapter Essential This chapter is in 'Multimedia CALL: theory and practice.' Cameron, K. (1998), available in the QMUL Library.

    3. CALL—past, present and future - Stephen Bax 2003-3

      Article Essential A very interesting analysis of developments in computer-assisted language learning, contextualised within broader developments in ELT. This paper is a critique of Warschauer (1996), so these two papers should be read in sequence.

    4. Computer-Assisted Language Learning Trends and Issues Revisited: Integrating Innovation - NINA GARRETT 12/2009

      Article Essential In this paper, Garrett discusses the dimensions of computer-assisted language learning (pedagogy, theory, technology and infrastructure).

    5. Multimedia CALL: theory and practice - Keith Cameron 1998

      Book Recommended In particular, the chapter by Brett, P. (1998): 'An Intuitive, Theoretical and Empirical Perspective on the Effectiveness Question for Multimedia', pp 81-92

    6. Warschauer: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

      Webpage Essential In this article Warschauer attempts to map trends in computer-assisted language learning to trends in language teaching approaches and methods. His arguments are critiqued by Bax (2003), which is also required reading.

    7. Emerging Technologies: Mobile Apps for Language Learning. - Godwin-Jones, R. (2011)

      Document Recommended A detailed discussion of, with some interesting examples, how mobile apps are being used in language learning. The author also discusses issues around app development.

    8. Computers and language learning: an overview - Mark Warschauer and Deborah Healey 1998

      Document Recommended

    9. The capabilities of computers for language learning - Babak Ghasemi, Masoud Hashemi, Simin Haghighi Bardine 2011

      Article Optional A brief but helpful general overview of some of the central themes in computers and language learning.

  3. Week 2: Using Video in ELT 9 items
    1. The Role of the Visual Element in Spoken Discourse - J Willis 1983

      Chapter Essential Available online. In 'Video Applications in English Language Teaching' pp29-42. | Edit notes and importance

    2. 101 Ways to Use Video - J. Willis 1983

      Chapter Essential In 'Video Applications in English Language Teaching' pp43-56.

    3. Video applications in English language teaching | ELT Documents 114 1983

      Document Essential Available online. This 1983 collection examines uses of video for language teaching, which at the time was a recent innovation and a relatively unexplored area. The ideas and approaches described and discussed are still applicable to using video content in ELT today.

    4. A Sequential Model for Video Viewing in the Foreign Language Curriculum - Janet Swaffar, Andrea Vlatten 22/1997

      Article Essential Available online. In this article, Swaffer and Vlaten propose a logical sequence of activities to exploit the visual and auditory content of video for language development.

    5. Using authentic video in the language classroom - Jane Sherman 2003

      Book Recommended Available from the QMUL Library

    6. Video in language teaching / Jack Lonergan. - Jack. Lonergan

      Book Recommended Available from the Institute of Education Library

    7. Video in action : [recipes for using video in language teaching] / Susan Stempleski, Barry Tomalin. - Susan. Stempleski Barry Tomalin

      Book Recommended Available from the Institute of Education Library

    8. Video and language comprehension - I. MacWilliam 01/04/1986

      Article Optional Available online

    9. Video as a means of cultural familiarization - Ian Tudor 1987-1

      Article Optional Available online

  4. Week 3: Text Processing and Manipulation. 9 items
    1. Electronic Media in Second Language Writing: An Overview of Tools and Research Findings - Martha C. Pennington 2004

      Chapter Essential In this chapter, Pennington provides a highly informative overview of developments in CALL writing, from the Word Processor, email, and on to newer forms of online text creation. The chapter is in 'New Perspectives on CALL for Second Language Classrooms', and can be accessed as an e-book or as hard copy in the QMUL Library.

    2. Text production in the foreign language classroom and the word processor - Leni Dam, Lienhard Legenhausen, Dieter Wolff 1990-1

      Article Recommended An early study of the role of word processors for collaborative group-based writing in the L2 classroom.

    3. A critical examination of word processing effects in relation to L2 writers - Martha C. Pennington 1993-9

      Article Recommended An interesting examination of positive and negative learner attitudes to word processing in university writing practices. Written at a time when word processors were a fairly new innovation, this article has historical interest.

    4. Word processing and writing apprehension in first and second language writers - Marianne Phinney 11/1991

      Article Recommended An early study investigating the claims that word processing reduces L2 writers' apprehension and writers' block. The results, though somewhat inconclusive, suggest that the word processor does not necessarily reduce learner apprehension about writing.

    5. ESL computer writers: What can we do to help? - Ken Hyland 1993-2

      Article Recommended Available online. In this paper, Hyland argues that although word processors are useful tools, only teachers can help students to improve their writing, and he presents four principles of learner support.

    6. Using wordprocessing to teach EFL composition - Donald T. Huffman, John R. Goldberg 1987-1

      Article Optional Available online. Written at a time when the micro-computer and Word Processor were new tools, this article outlines some of the potential advantages of the then new technology.

    7. Exploring the Virtual World: Computers in the Second Language Writing Classroom - M Phinney 1996

      Chapter Optional Available in QM Library

    8. Process writing / Ron White, Valerie Arndt. - Ron. White Valerie Arndt

      Book Optional Available at the Institute of Education Library

    9. Writing and computers / Colette Daiute. - Colette. Daiute

      Book Optional Available from the Institute of Education Library

  5. Week 4 & 6: Authoring Tools 1 4 items
    1. CALL dimensions: options and issues in computer assisted language learning - Mike Levy, Glenn Stockwell 2006

      Book Recommended Pages 207-210. An interesting discussion of authoring systems and Learning Management Systems (LMS), with a

    2. New perspectives on CALL for second language classrooms - Sandra Fotos, Charles Browne 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Pages 187-189. A good general overview of online materials development and the fit between technology and pedagogy.

    3. Computer-assisted language learning: context and conceptualization - Michael Levy 1997

      Book Optional Pages 106-108. Summary of four levels of role the teacher might play in the practice of authoring computer-based language material.

  6. Week 8. Authoring 2 2 items
    1. A learner-based design model for interactive multimedia language learning packages - Noel Watts 1997

      Article Essential This article provides helpful points to consider when planning and developing a set of multimedia language learning materials. Although the article is rather dated (1997), many of the issues Watts raises are relevant today: the need to put the needs of the learner at the centre of the design process; and how to design material that engages the learner.

    2. Developing effective hypermedia instructional materials - Ron Oliver, Jan Herrington 01/12/1995

      Article Essential This discussion of hypermedia learning materials gives a detailed overview of some of the key characteristics of hypermedia learning environments; and the authors provide some useful guidelines for developing hypermedia materials.

  7. Week 9: Web Audio and Language Learning 7 items
    1. Listening Comprehension: Approach, Design, Procedure - Jack C. Richards 06/1983

      Article Essential This article provides an excellent foundation for developing listening exercises.

    2. MALL Technology: Use of Academic Podcasting in the Foreign Language Classroom - M’hammed Abdous, Margaret M. Camarena, Betty Rose Facer 2009

      Document Recommended

  8. Special Topics (Optional) 3 items
    1. Computers and Language Testing 3 items
      1. Computer Mediated Testing: A Branched Program Achievement Test - Thomas A. Boyle, W. Flint Smith, Ruth G. Eckert 12/1976

        Article Optional

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