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structuring of CALL content
Background: CALL content development is a labor-intensive endeavor, even when reusing textbook materials, adapting authentic materials from the web or working with authoring systems. Until now, few efforts have been made to prevent content from getting lost. CALL developers have often developed ad-hoc content structures for individual applications and authoring systems sometimes even prevent authors to see the in-depth content structure or to export it to other database formats. XML is not a panacea for online CALL development. It is a way of conveying and presenting content, but it is not proven that it is the best content structure for CALL.
Research question: How should CALL content be structured in order to guarantee sufficient:
Suggested methodology/comments: A staged approach is suggested:
Contact: Jozef Colpaert firstname.lastname@example.org
Reader Comments: --
July 25, 2013: Helo! I'm very much interested in
this topic and I was wondering if this type of research would be
feasible for an undergraduate thesis.I am a Language Major from the
University of the Philippines Diliman but took courses in programming
such as C, Visual Basic, Java, and the like. My initial belief is that
the structure of CALL materials are dependent on the people that use it.
Since some of the criteria seem to be trade-offs (interactivity vs.
exportability), it would mean that learners would prefer one over the
other. Thank you very much!