Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

CALICO Journal

Volume

27

Issue

3

First Page

540

Last Page

553

DOI

10.11139/cj.27.3.540-553

Abstract

This article reports on the use of design-based research (DBR) in the development of online reading materials for beginning and intermediate Spanish learners. The report focuses on four studies of two main aspects of the development, namely, interface design and learner perceptions. The discussion of interface design includes the analysis of learner expectations and interface organization. The analysis of learner perceptions includes frequency of use and impact of multimedia glosses on the learning of vocabulary. Findings reveal the importance of involving learners in all aspects of materials design and development and make evident the strengths of a DBR approach to the research and development of instructional materials for language learning.

Comments

This is an article from CALICO Journal 27 (2010): 540, doi:10.11139/cj.27.3.540-553. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

CALICO Journal

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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