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dc.contributor.authorCorder, Deborah Mary
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T20:54:10Z
dc.date.available2018-06-19T20:54:10Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/13499
dc.descriptionFurther thesis content held on disc is unreadable.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn analysis of the relationship between computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and the development of autonomous language learners Computer assisted language learning (CALL) software is being introduced into tertiary language programmes for a number of reasons. Research has indicated that CALL is effective for language learning, that it caters for individual learning needs and that it promotes independent learning. By providing structured learning, students can study in their own time without a teacher. Whilst it is now commonly accepted that CALL material must be carefully integrated into the curriculum for it to be effective, there is a move in CALL research away from just evaluation of software to a greater focus on the learner. It is maintained that understanding different learning styles and learner preferences is essential in the creation of CALL packages, and that packages are sufficiently flexible to cater for learners of different ability to manage their own learning. However, while an attraction of CALL is that it fosters independent learning, it is not clear what learners do when they are in the process of becoming independent learners, what CALL environments will foster the development of independent learning skills, and the type of learner who will benefit. This thesis examines the in-house development and trialling of kanji software at the Auckland University of Technology, taking into account the direction of current research into CALL. It provides an initial evaluation of the software design and use, within the framework of research into second language acquisition, learner differences and independent learning. Findings from this initial study will be used to modify the software where necessary and to provide the basis for further research into CALL and language learning.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectComputer-assisted instructionen_US
dc.subjectChinese charactersen_US
dc.subjectJapanese languageen_US
dc.subjectData processingen_US
dc.subjectLanguage and languagesen_US
dc.subjectJapanen_US
dc.titleThe QTKanji project : an analysis of the relationship between computer assisted language learning (CALL) and the development of autonomous language learners : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Japanese at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineJapaneseen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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