Project without external funding

Evaluation von Fremdsprachenlernsoftware auf der Grundlage der Fremdsprachenlehr- und -lernforschung


Project Details
Project duration: 10/200109/2004


Abstract
Since the mid 1990s, the technological quality of language learning software has improved considerably, especially with regard to the integration of high-quality audio-visual media (e.g., speech synthesis, full-motion video clips). However, this development has not been matched by didactically-founded improvements in activity types, structure, presentation, and content. Thus, a large number of language learning software products currently available do not reflect the state-of-the-art in foreign language research and foreign language teaching methodology. Furthermore, the evaluation of language learning software is still in its infancy as far as the principled consideration of insights into foreign language learning processes (as opposed to learning processes in general) is concerned. Hence, this research project aims at developing a comprehensive evaluation matrix which is solidly grounded in foreign language reseach and foreign language teaching methodology. Based on summative evaluations of currently available software products (beginning in October 2001), the programs judged as best-suited for language learning are implemented in specific classroom contexts, which will be evaluated based on process data (video recording, learner-computer interaction tracking) as well as introspective data from the teachers' and learners' perspectives (beginning in August 2003).


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