CALICO Journal, Vol 11, No 1 (1993)

Exploiting Available Technology

Jack Burston
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014

Abstract


Even with quite modest computer installations, it is possible to implement a wide range of useful classroom applications through the exploitation of readily accessible word processors and facilitative language tools. Reading and text manipulation activities, derived from materials already incorporated into the curriculum, can be run on virtually any computer platform and require of the developer only minimal computer-based competence. Exploiting computer technology in foreign language teaching need not involve inordinate investments in hardware, software, training or preparation time. It is, in fact, quite possible to obtain significant pedagogical benefits from computer-based courseware without recourse to expensive, complex, hi-tech programs.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v11i1.47-52

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