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Why Studying Individual Differences in CALL?

Why Studying Individual Differences in CALL?
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Author(s): Maryam Tayebinik (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia) and Marlia Puteh (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 24
Source title: Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7663-1.ch002

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Abstract

The present chapter aims to highlight the importance of studying individual differences (IDs) in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). This study begins with a brief overview of drastic changes in educational delivery methods by wide application of technological tools and ends by developing a framework that emphasizes on the need for studying IDs in CALL settings. To gain a comprehensive support to develop this framework, an extensive literature review was conducted by focusing on a) instruction and technology integration, b) natural aptitude of Net generation for technology-mediated education, c) utilizing technology in language learning process, d) CALL properties, e) CALL advantages in second language learning, f) the effect of IDs in language learning, g) common taxonomies of IDs in language learning process, and h) the role of IDs in technology-mediated learning environments. This study motivates future research to find relationship between IDs and language learning CALL environments.

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