Petición de contribuciones (libro)

Infoling 4.18 (2017)
Título:Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
Autores/as:Huertas Abril, Cristina A.; Gómez Parra, M.ª Elena; Tafazoli, Dara
Lugar de edición:Estados Unidos
Editorial:IGI Global

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) is an attempt to apply different technology-based tools and programs in language classrooms in order to enhance their learning; it also assists language teachers to improve their teaching. Vis-à-vis traditional learning and teaching, TELL meets the 21st century learners and teachers’ needs, which play a vital role in educational systems of all of the countries around the world.


There is a significant amount of research that attempts to evaluate TELL and its programs from a variety of aspects. Almost all of the related literature on the TELL/CALL is within a specific culture and society, and there is a lack of cross-cultural study on the TELL/CALL-related issues. There is an argument that educational improvement can be obtained through methods gathered from comparative education research study (Stigler & Hiebert, 1999). Cross-cultural study is a kind of comparative study which looks at two or more different societies and cultures. Cross-cultural research has been incredibly valuable for research purposes. Another perspective which emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural study is the compatibility of the product with the two different societies and cultures. The editors believe that copying and applying the findings of other societies, communities, and cultures does not merely end in the same result in another context. Although there are different studies which signify the applicability and usefulness of TELL/CALL in some countries, it does not prove the fact that it should provide the similar consequences for other cultures.


This edited book will try to cover the main issues in language learning and teaching based on technology tools and programs. The publication addresses the application and implementation of research methodologies within English language classrooms in different cultures around the world. The main focus of this book will be on review, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies which meet the needs of applied linguists, CALL/TELL researchers, language teachers, and TEFL/TESOL/Linguistics graduate and post-graduate students.
Temática:Español como lengua extranjera (ELE), Español como segunda lengua (EL2), Lingüística computacional, Otras especialidades
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The scope of the book includes but is not limited to the cross-cultural studies on the following topics:
- TELL/CALL theoretical foundations and perspectives
- The constraints of TELL/CALL (institutional, financial, technological, social)
- Hardware and Software technologies applicable to TELL
- TELL/CALL for CLIL and Language Medium Instruction
- Language learning in virtual environments
- Telecollaboration and CMC
- Digital game-based learning
- Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)
- Corpora and language learning
- Natural language processing and language learning
- Computer-supported collaborative learning for language learning
- Educational psychology implications for TELL
- Content development and management for TELL
- Teacher professional development and TELL
- Collaborative and/or interactive learning with technology
- Blended learning and hybrid courses
- TELL in open, distance, and flexible learning contexts
- TELL in informal learning environments (outside the classroom)
- Use of TELL in international corporations
- Use of MOOCs for second/foreign language learning
- Assessment & evaluation of TELL
- Supporting less widely taught languages through TELL
- Digital and critical literacies
- E-learning and the Challenges
- Multimedia-based teaching and learning
Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el 30 de abril de 2017
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:10 de mayo de 2017

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:9 de abril de 2017
Cristina A. Huertas Abril
Universidad de Córdoba