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Keywords

Language and languages--Computer-assisted instruction; Language and languages--Computer network resources;

Abstract

This study investigated the factors that impact the decisions to integrate the World Wide Web into foreign language curriculum. This inquiry involved a combined approach -- including a survey and a case study. The current status of the technology application in foreign language instruction at a state university in the United States was assessed through the survey. It revealed that integrating the Web was the least immediate concern of most foreign language professors due to their limited knowledge, their inadequate training, and their ambiguous attitudes. A case study of an innovator's practice of integrating the Web in foreign language instruction was conducted in the laboratory school affiliated with the university. The case study indicated that positive attitudes and adequate background knowledge about the technology applications were necessary for the web integration.

Year of Submission

1999

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

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Date Original

1999

Object Description

1 PDF file (60 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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