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The role of the computer in learning ndjébbana

Auld, Glenn 2002, The role of the computer in learning ndjébbana, Language learning and technology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 41-58.

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Title The role of the computer in learning ndjébbana
Author(s) Auld, Glenn
Journal name Language learning and technology
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 41
End page 58
Total pages 18
Publisher University of Hawaii : National Foreign Language Resource Center
Place of publication Honolulu, Hi.
Publication date 2002-05
ISSN 1094-3501
Keyword(s) Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Ndjébbana
Talking books
Summary While Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is being superseded by an integrated approach to language learning and technology, it still has great potential to assist indigenous peoples in becoming print-literate in their own languages. This can also help to combat the disempowerment experienced by indigenous people as their world is penetrated by others with radically different backgrounds. This paper reports on research on an application of CALL implemented among the Kunibídji, a remote, indigenous Australian community. It focuses on the use of talking books in Ndjébbana, a language with only 200 speakers; the books were displayed on touch-screens at various locations in the community. Investigations into the roles of the computer to support language learning and cultural understanding are also reported. The computer was found to be a useful tool in promoting Kunibídji collaboration and cultural transformation.
Language eng
Field of Research 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, University of Hawaii, National Foreign Language Resource Center
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049354

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