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of user choice on language learning
Some call software offers many help choices- textual, video,
audio, and still image glosses, contextualized help, etc, while others
are Spartan. Some software
requires the students to access glosses or help, or pops up hints
automatically, while other software allows users the option of when and
if they will access supporting materials.
Some designers of learning materials consider the added features
to be a distraction, while others think them essential.
Who is right? Can we
tell? Does it matter?
question: What effect does increasing
user choice in accessing ancillary and help materials have on language
learning via CALL software? Can we discover any meaningful and general
principles about the value of hint, helps and glosses?
About the manner of presentation?
The importance of freedom vs. coercion in their use?
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