WIT Press

On The Application Of ICT In Learning English As A Second Language: IWiLL

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IS060081

Pages

10

Published

2006

Size

1,014 kb

Author(s)

C.-H. Kuo, D. Wible, M. C. Chen, H.-Y. Huang & S. Kuo

Abstract

In today’s information era, using ICT to enhance teaching and learning is an active field of research. However, the implementation of ICT in teaching and learning is very challenging. In order to build effective teaching and/or learning models, which will be used nationally in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education has initiated a project known as Computer Assisted English Learning: Using ICT in High Schools and Vocational Schools. The IWiLL (Intelligent Web-based interactive Language Learning) system is chosen as the platform to accomplish the above objectives. Two main vehicles were designed, namely, web-based learning activity design and multimedia lecture design, to facilitate the delivery and transaction. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of these services. Keywords: CALL, ESL, ICT, authoring tool, information retrieval. 1 Introduction Using ICT to enhance teaching and learning is an active research field [4, 11]. The Ministry of Education in Taiwan has initiated a pilot project that makes use of ICT in high schools and vocational schools to promote the teaching and/or learning strategies and to improve learning performance in English learning. The ultimate goal of the project is to build a nationwide implementation model which

Keywords

CALL, ESL, ICT, authoring tool, information retrieval.