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learner profiles and relation to specific CALL activities
Research question: Is it the case that different learner profiles respond accordingly to various CALL-tools? And if so, how can the flexibility of CALL-applications be increased to optimise learning for all types of learners?
From a technological point of view, almost any
language learning tool can be made available to the learner. However,
some of these will be more helpful than others. In fact, some of these
might only be helpful to a specific type of learner. Hence why, I
believe that an effort should be made to (a) identify those different
learner profiles (which aspects of language learning discriminate
between learners?), (b) help learners with a specific learner profile to
select the best CALL-tool for them, (c) look into the possibilities of a
more "flexible" CALL. This question can be applied to screen
design items but also to content-related issues. All four of the
language skills could be concerned.
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