Design considerations for CALL based upon evaluation criteria for CALL
This article presents a rubric for the evaluation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) software based on international recommendations for effective CALL. After a brief overview of the pedagogical and implementation fundamentals of CALL, and a discussion of what should be included in a needs analysis for CALL evaluation, the rubric is presented. The author then illustrates how the evaluation criteria in the rubric can be used in the design of a new CALL system.
Keywords: Software evaluation, CALL, language laboratory, MarkWrite, writing across the curriculum, software development