Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Education for 2019.

Bin Zou (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China) and Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 454
ISBN13: 9781799812821|ISBN10: 1799812820|EISBN13: 9781799812845|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1282-1


The pace at which technology changes has created unique challenges in the integration of such technologies into language teaching and learning. Innovative pedagogies and strategies must be developed that adapt to these changes and accommodate future technological changes.

Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning is an essential research publication that focuses on technological influences on language education and applications of technology in language learning courses including foreign and second language learning. Featuring an array of topics such as artificial intelligence, teacher preparation, and distance learning, this book is ideal for teachers, language instructors, IT specialists, instructional designers, curriculum developers, researchers, education professionals, academicians, administrators, practitioners, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Curriculum Design
  • Distance Learning
  • Language Learning
  • Learning Environments
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Virtual Learning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Bin Zou received his PhD in TESOL and computer technology from the University of Bristol (UK) and MA degree from the University of York (UK). He is a senior tutor/associate professor and a team leader at the English Language Centre, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China) and currently teaches EAP and EF courses. Dr. Zou’s research interests include Applied Linguistics, ELT, EAP, CALL, Corpus, and ICT. He has given presentations at international conferences including AILA, EUROCALL, IALLT, BAAL, IATEFL, etc., published papers in international journals, such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, and edited books, including Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-learning Support (IGI Global, USA). He is the editor of two books: Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances and Explorations of Language Teaching and Learning with Computational Assistance both to be published by IGI Global in 2013. Also, he has been involved in reviewing papers for the journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, the journal of Mixed Methods Research, and IGI Global books.
Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D., Ph.D., PFHEA is Professor in Higher Education and Online Learning at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He holds two Ph.Ds. from Newcastle University and Lancaster University in the UK and has previously taught at universities in the UK, Germany and Japan. He has authored or edited over 35 books and journal special editions and is lead editor of the book series Digital Education and Learning (Palgrave) and Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching (Bloomsbury). His most recent authored monograph was Project-Based Language Learning with Technology (Routledge) and was editor of a four-volume reference work entitled Digital Language Learning and Teaching for Bloomsbury. He is currently coordinating the EU-funded GUINEVERE project which explores the role of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments ( He founded the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) and is a member of leading journal editorial boards including the ALT Journal of Research in Learning Technologies.