The Role of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Promoting Learner Autonomy


MUTLU A. , ERÖZ TUĞA B.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.13, no.51, pp.107-122, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 51
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-122

Abstract

Problem Statement: Teaching a language with the help of comput ers and the Internet has attracted the attention of many practitioners and researchers in the last 20 years, so the number of studies that investigate whether computers and the Internet promote language learning continues to increase. These studies have focused on exploring the beliefs and attitudes of learners and teachers towards computers and the Internet or on inquiring whether computers and the Internet increase the achievement levels of learners or enhance students' awareness of other cultures. Despite the widespread use of computers and the Internet in educational settings, a small number of research studies have investigated the role of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in promoting learner autonomy. This study will contribute to the literature on the ways that CALL environments foster learner autonomy.