Re: AW: [IATEFLComputer Sig] Computers in Language Teaching Survey
- Corinne Wilhelm,
Thank you for your message of the 19th July in which you replied to my
request to fill out a survey:
> I started doing the survey but it was going to take too long and the way youYes, it is not the shortest of surveys. Initially, I planned to inform
> asked wasn't exactly inspiring. Perhaps I'll come back to it later, I think
> the response rate will be negatively affected by the volume of questions,
> you should always tell people how long a survey like that will take to
> complete so that they can manage their time.
teachers how long they should expect to take to do the survey. However,
various colleagues advised against this; they suggested that some people
would not even look at the survey if they saw the estimated time.
now that a number of people have done the survey, I can tell you that it
takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
> Why not add a little more "What's in it for me" factor, that would help aYes, I didn't explain why I am doing the survey, other than to write:
The purpose of this survey is twofold:
1) to discover the extent to which language teachers are incorporating
computers into their language teaching.
2) to find out what attitudes language teachers have towards the use of
computers in teaching.
Beyond these immediate goals of the survey, my purpose is to ascertain
whether or not there is a 'Gulf' between those language teachers that
use computers in their teaching and those that don't. My hypothesis is
that there is a gulf (an IT-Gulf) and that the existence of it is both
an immediate problem for those teachers wanting to practice CALL, and a
long term problem for CALL in general.
Thus it is my hope that the information I get from the survey and other
sources, will provide me with enough data to make some presentations
and write a few papers during the next year or so.
I hope this goes some way to explaining 'what's in it for me'. When I
have collated the data from the survey I will be putting the results on
Also, if I publish something based on the findings of the survey, I will
be happy to send a copy to you.
So, if you do have 20 minutes to do the survey your help and time will
be greatly appreciated.
Faculty of Foreign Languages
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