This site is home to the Computer Assisted Language Learning Course that is part of the Teacher Traning Progra at Pusan University of Foreign Studies.
Title: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
course is designed to help trainees develop their computer based
literacies, explore a variety of language learning resources, and
experiment with how to effectively use these skills and resources in
their teaching environments. Specifically, trainees will
any anxieties and concerns that might prevent them from including
CALL tools in their teaching.
competence in basic computer skills including desktop management,
online content creation, use of synchronous interaction, and
accessing multimedia files.
themselves with advanced computer literacies such as producing audio
and video materials, collaborative mapping, creating interactive web
based quizzes, and accessing materials via RSS,
and demonstrate instructional materials designed for their target
computer technologies to engage in meaningful professional
development and develop a personal learning network
strategies for coping with technological, economic, and/or
bureaucratic obstacles they may encounter in practicing CALL
class website. Occasionally handouts will also be provided in class.
Students are required to have a USB storage device (flash drive).
course employs a variety of instructional methods including
class exercises, and
small group discussions.
Most class sessions will begin with a short demonstration of how to
use a tool or resource, followed by hands-on experimentation by
trainees and a discussion about how these can be used in the
trainees’ teaching environments.
Overview, Register for accounts, Site Orientation
& Tricks, Google Tools (Exploring Online Resources
Bookmarking (delicious & Diigo), using an RSS Reader
Creation (Hot Potatoes Quizlet)
Building Options (wiki’s, weebly, blogs)
– audio, video, images (Audacity, Windows Movie Maker, Stroome,
Networking, Synchronous Tools & Online Professional
will be assessed on the effort and positive learning attitude they
show in class and on the materials they develop for inclusion in
their online portfolio
are welcome to bring your own laptop and/or headset to class.
you have a question about the course or a technical issues, please
DO NOT email
it to me – post it as a question on the course website Questions
encourage you to make your work public, but if you will always have
the option of making your work private if you prefer. You may want
to use an pseudonym
instead of your real name when
you create your google ID for this course.
15 minute rule–
If you’ve attempted a task for more than 15 minutes and aren’t
succeeding, STOP! Post a question on the website or seek help from
Jeff or a classmate.
‘As much as you can, NOT MORE’ Rule
– I expect you to focus on tasks during class and give it your best
shot. If you can spend time outside of class working on tasks,
great. If you cannot, that is OK. PLEASE do not abandon your
family, go hungry, experience sleep deprivation, or risk your mental
health because of CALL tasks.