Materials development in three Italian CALL projects: Seeking an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning

Levy, Mike and Kennedy, Claire (2010) Materials development in three Italian CALL projects: Seeking an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning. CALICO Journal, 27 3: 529-539.

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Author Levy, Mike
Kennedy, Claire
Title Materials development in three Italian CALL projects: Seeking an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning
Journal name CALICO Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0742-7778
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 529
End page 539
Total pages 11
Place of publication San Marcos,TX, United States
Publisher Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper considers the design and development of CALL materials with the aim of
achieving an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning in the context of
teaching Italian at an Australian university. The authors discuss three projects in relation
to the following themes: (a) conceptions of the in-class/out-of-class relationship,
(b) pedagogical motivations for out-of-class CALL materials development, (c) the nature
of the language-learning materials required for different technologies, and (d) the concomitant
demands on the language-teacher-developer. The three projects are: (a) Italia
oggi
, a videodisc-based facility for self-access work with television news; (b) the Italian
SMS project, a mobile learning project using bulk text messaging; and (c) La mensa,
a class blog designed to support reading and writing practice. The paper concludes
that our conceptions of CALL materials development—and the role of the teacher-asmaterials-
developer—need to be revised and extended in line with the diverse range
of technologies currently in use. This has major implications for teacher education and
learner training and CALL.
Keyword Materials development
Out-of-class CALL
Role of the teacher
Italian
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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