We are happy to announce the publication of our book on Smart CALL published by Castledown Publishers.

Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization

Edited by Jozef Colpaert & Glenn Stockwell (2022)


This book brings together some thought-provoking papers around the theme of “Smart CALL.” The term “smart” nowadays means “connected to and exchanging information with other devices.” The contributions in this volume focus on a more human-centered perspective, namely the definition of smartness in terms of three qualities or dimensions: personalization (adaptation to the learner and the teacher), contextualization (adaptation to the sociocultural, educational, and geotemporal context of the learner) and socialization (the extent to which CALL stimulates interaction and relatedness between the learner, co-learner, teacher, and other stakeholders). Contributing authors are established scholars coming from different continents, using different technologies, and representing different points of view. A smart initiative.

Available from: https://www.castledown.com/academic-books/view-title/?reference=9781914291012

Prospective conference participants may use coupon code YUZ5TPTZ for a 15% discount on both the paperback and digital versions of the book. Chapter 1 may be downloaded as a PDF for free using coupon code 67SGBJJU.

Chapter 1
Smart CALL: The concept
Jozef Colpaert & Glenn Stockwell

Chapter 2
Exploring a Smart CALL environment through the critical lens of the Affordance-Actualization Theory
Nobue Tanaka-Ellis

Chapter 3
New perspectives on computer-mediated communication research: A social network analysis approach
Ward Peeters

Chapter 4
Exploring the potential of Intelligent Personal Assistants on foreign language learners’ communicative ability
Howard Hao-Jan Chen, Tzu Yu Tai, Christine Yang & Toni Wang

Chapter 5
Using artificial intelligence technology as a tutor for EFL speaking practice
Ming Li & Bin Zou

Chapter 6
Exploring the impact of AI on EFL teaching in Japan
Hiroyuki Obari, Stephen Lambacher & Hisayo Kikuchi

Chapter 7
Socialization in telecollaboration: The smart use of WhatsApp to develop social presence in the HI-UB project.
Olivia Espejel, Pilar Concheiro & Joan-Tomàs Pujolà

Chapter 8
Socialization in language learning: Topic modeling and bibliometric analysis
Xieling Chen, Di Zou, Haoran Xie & Gary Cheng

Chapter 9
L2 learners’ strategies for using machine translation as a personalized writing assisting tool
Sangmin-Michelle Lee

Chapter 10
Exploring the processes and products of collaborative multimodal writing in a French as a foreign language class
Miriam Akoto & Mimi Li

Chapter 11
Case studies, multimodal OERs and online collaboration: Enhancing undergraduate learners’ source-based expository writing skills in context 
Jia Li

Chapter 12
A first step to task design in computer-based L2 listening: Task characteristics elicitation
Mónica Cárdenas-Claros & Kimberley Dassonvalle

Chapter 13
F-Lingo: Leveraging Smart CALL for massive open online courses
Jemma König, Shaoqun Wu, Alannah Fitzgerald, Margaret Franken & Ian Witten