Computer assisted language learning and design-based research: Increased complexity for sure, enhanced impact perhaps

Thomas C. Reeves, Susan McKenney

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    Abstract

    As a distinct genre of educational research, design-based research (DBR) is especially appropriate for advancing the state-of-the-art of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Since its emergence two decades ago, DBR has become increasingly adopted by educational researchers working in educational technology, the learning sciences, and several other areas. A few researchers have pioneered the application DBR in CALL, but there is a need for much more research of this kind across the CALL community. The paper describes the rationale for DBR in CALL, but cautions prospective adopters to be prepared for unexpected challenges as they seek to accomplish three important outcomes of this research genre: 1) effective intervention(s), 2) enhanced theoretical knowledge, and 3) professional development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign-Based Research in CALL
    EditorsJulio C. Rodríguez, Cristina Pardo-Ballester
    Place of PublicationTexas
    PublisherComputer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
    Chapter2
    Pages9-21
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9780989120883
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesCALICO Monograph Series
    Volume11
    ISSN1085-2999

    Keywords

    • design research
    • design-based research

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