Apologies for cluttering up your mailbox with a repetition of a request
I made in July.
Thank you all for doing my online CALL survey. For those of you who have
not yet been able to do it, it will be up and running until the end of
next week (the 27th). So if you do have 15 to 20 minutes, your help will
be greatly appreciated. Please note, that I am very keen to hear from
all teachers, even (especially) those who have no interest in using
computers in language teaching. The details of the survey are below.
Dear Language Teachers,
This is a request to all language teachers to please complete the
following online survey, which will be accessible until the end of the year:
Apologies to you if you have already received notification of this
survey via another channel.
This survey was inspired by Michael Levy's 'CALL survey' which he
published in his book "Computer-Assisted Language Learning" (1997).
However, whereas Michael Levy's respondents were predominantly
'teacher-programmers', my survey is targeting all language teachers,
regardless of their experience with CALL. Although it has to be admitted
that because the survey is online the respondents will not be a
representative sample of all language teachers.
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.
I am thus very keen to hear from ALL language teachers, regardless of
whether or not you use computers in your language teaching. I hope that
the information I get from the surveys and other sources, will provide
me with enough data to make a few presentations and write one or two
papers about the current state of CALL around the world. For example, I
have applied to present the results of this survey at the WorldCALL conference.
There is an English and Japanese version of the survey. It is anonymous
and requires no typing; just buttons and pull down menus. If you have a
moment (about 15 to 20 minutes) to complete this survey, your help will
be greatly appreciated.
Once I have collated the data I will publish the results on the page
above. If you have any questions about this survey please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Thank you very much for your time.
Faculty of Foreign Languages
Ishikawa Ken 920-1180
Tel: +81(0)76 229 6129 or +81 (0)76 229 1161 (ext. 537)
Fax: +81(0)76 229 1393