Situated Task Analysis in Learner-Centered CALL

Situated Task Analysis in Learner-Centered CALL

Roderick A. Farmer (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-750-8.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter describes the modelling of learner interaction in computer-assistedlanguage learning (CALL) environments. Here, I call for the development and adoptionof situated task analysis frameworks in CALL system design and evaluation. Theintegration of existing CALL, human-computer interaction (HCI) and softwareengineering techniques constitutes a primary concern for the future of CALL softwaredevelopment. As such, this chapter describes the application of learner-centred designand situated task analysis principles within a flexible and integrative meta-framework:Cognition, Activity, Social Organisation and Environment (CASE). Finally, thischapter demonstrates how application of the CASE framework in CALL contexts leadsto the development of more fit-for-purpose and personalized CALL systems.

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