Implications for Teaching and for Research
This chapter explores how the potential that the new technologies offer in the context of language learning and teaching can be realized at a time when the system of the traditional classroom is in a period of turbulence, or in chaos. It suggests possible ways of responding to the current phase shift, which is the result of traditional models and approaches to meaning-making in the language classroom being challenged by the introduction of new technological tools. The focus is on what teachers and institutions can do to support learners to use the new digital environments successfully and what the implications are for policy makers and researchers. The chapter concludes by calling for a social justice orientation to computer-assisted language learning (CALL).
KeywordsLearner support Soft assembly Multiliteracies Teacher development Social-justice oriented CALL Qualitative research methodologies in CALL
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