Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language and languages--Computer-assisted instruction; Language and languages--Computer network resources;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©1999 Ping Gao
Gao, Ping, "Expending the content of curriculum : implementation of the World Wide Web into foreign language teaching" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 714.