Discussion Group (103)

What can SLA Theory Contribute to Realizing the Potential of Technology for Supporting the Learning of LCTLs?

Discussion Leader: Roger Andersen
Affiliation: University of California at Los Angeles

Technology use in language learning is typically motivated by claims of its pedagogical effectiveness. Without challenging those claims, I believe that we must develop a better understanding of the intellectual - i.e., theoretical -basis for technology use if it is to have the impact that it should have not only on our students but on the discipline and on higher education.

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