Catherine Caws

Catherine Caws
University of Victoria | UVIC · Department of French

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2016 - present
University of Victoria
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2011 - December 2011
The University of Sydney
Position
  • Researcher
July 2008 - December 2013
University of Victoria
Position
  • Chair
Education
September 1990 - May 1995
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Field of study
  • French Linguistics

Publications

Publications (38)
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La notion de citoyenneté numérique et les appels à la mise en place, dans les systèmes éducatifs, d’une éducation à la citoyenneté numérique (ECN) se répandent. Nous proposons ici une méta-analyse de la littérature spécialisée traitant de cette notion afin, d’une part, de dresser un portrait maximal (non normatif) du citoyen usager du numérique et,...
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Le développement de la littératie et de la citoyenneté numériques est au cœur de plusieurs projets sociétaux. Diverses publications académiques, nombre de propositions de cadres et d’approches mises en œuvre dans de nombreux pays tout comme des recommandations (nationales et transnationales) de politique éducative en témoignent. Cet ouvrage s’inscr...
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La présente recherche se situe dans un contexte de conception d'activités langagières au sein d'un environnement d'apprentissage mixte (en classe et en ligne) et rapporte les résultats d'une activité synchrone de télécollaboration en ligne par le biais d'une visioconférence de poste à poste. L'activité qui fait l'objet du présent article constitue...
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This chapter discusses the cyclical process of collecting and recycling learner data within the E-Tutor CALL system and presents a study on student usage of its data-driven learning (DDL) tool. E-Tutor consists of a static and dynamic learner corpus for L2 learners of German. The static learner corpus has been constructed from approximately 5000 le...
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In corpus linguistics, texts are typically annotated in order to focus the attention on: (a) the form of the text or words, and (b) the structure of sentences (that is, morphological and syntactic tagging). Yet, when dealing with language learning and the development of skills other than just linguistic ones, other types of annotations are needed....
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This paper describes a case study focused on the ways in which university-level learners of French as a second language collaborate during peer-editing sessions assisted by digital tools. The purpose of the study is to better understand users’ interactions with each other and with technologies at a micro level. Audio recordings and video screen cap...
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This book focuses on learner-computer interactions (LCI) in second language learning environments drawing largely on sociocultural theories of language development. It brings together a rich and varied range of theoretical discussions and applications in order to illustrate the way in which LCI can enrich our comprehension of technology-mediated co...
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Le présent article est une réflexion sur le concept d’improvisation dans l’espace virtuel. A partir d’une étude de cas basée sur des utilisations variées de microblogues dans un cours de langue universitaire de niveau débutant/intermédiaire, nous tenterons d’analyser les productions de quelques participants en les contrastant à certaines des caract...
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This paper discusses a data-driven learning (DDL) tool, which consists of a learner corpus for L2 learners of German. The learner corpus, in addition to submissions from ongoing current users, has been constructed from millions of submissions from a variety of activity types of approximately 5000 learners who used the E-Tutor CALL system over a per...
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Based on the principle that effective and sustainable CALL research requires multiple perspectives that emerge from empirical data collection and analysis using a mixed-method approach, the purpose of this symposium is to discuss data and elicitation methods of interaction-based research. The first part of the discussion will be dedicated to theore...
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Analysis of learner interactions with CALL systems has become an im-perative aspect of CALL research, with recommendations to focus the research not solely on the design of the system but also, and most impor-tantly, on the learner(s) and the learning task(s). Indeed, while collecting users' data is an essential step to improve the engineering of a...
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As shown by several studies, successful integration of technology in language learning requires a holistic approach in order to scientifically understand what learners do when working with web-based technology (cf. Raby, 2007). Additionally, a growing body of research in computer assisted language learning (CALL) evaluation, design and development,...
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Based on the premise that computers have now become cultural and cognitive artifacts with which and not from which learners interact on a daily basis, this chapter focuses on best practices in preparing and engaging digital natives to become tomorrow's leaders of a global knowledge economy that is increasingly dependent on electronic modes of commu...
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This article discusses CALL development from both educational and ergonomic perspectives. It focuses on the learner-task-tool interaction, in particular on the aspects contributing to its overall quality, herein called 'usability.' Two pilot studies are described that were carried out with intermediate to advanced learners of French in two differen...
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An internationalized curriculum requires that we extend our actions far beyond concerns of course content to include pedagogies that promote cross-cultural understanding and facilitate the development of the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable students, both domestic and international, to successfully engage with others in an increasingl...
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this paper discusses issues surrounding the development of a learning object repository (FLORE) for teaching and learning French at the postsecondary level. An evaluation based on qualitative and quantitative data was set up in order to better assess how second-language (L2) students in French perceived the integration of this new repository into t...
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In his book entitle Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture toTechnology, Postman {1992) raised serious concerns regarding theinvading power of computer technology and rightly argued that weshould seriously consider "what other humans skills and traditionsare being lost by immersion in a computer culture, (122). Here Iwould like to take an opposing po...
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The purpose of the following article is to discuss the integration of computer mediated communication into a French writing course and to report on the assessment methodology used in order to gather students' perspectives. The online course component was introduced in the Fall of 2003 in order to enhance students' learning by introducing collaborat...
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Learning objects and repositories have been receiving more and more attention in the area of computer assisted language learning. The integration of learning object repositories into language programs presents both opportunities and challenges. This paper considers these as they arise specifically in conjunction with the development of an online co...
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Cet article traite des apports des théories cognitives et constructivistes à l'enseignement de l'écrit assisté par ordinateur, en milieu universitaire, chez des apprenants de français langue seconde. À partir des premiers résultats d'un projet pilote mené à l'université de Victoria, au Canada, l'auteure cherche à montrer comment, par le biais d'exe...
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This article describes a pilot study performed in the Fall of2004in order to evaluate the functional aspect of FLORE, a newlearning object repository for French teaching and learning.The study seeks to elaborate a standard and iterative evaluationprocess in order to better analyse the educational value oflearning object repositories. Developped as...
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This paper reports on a case study which investigates the interaction patterns among participants in a synchronous writing environment on a Local Area Network (LAN). The focus is on peer feedback, either in the form of social or cognitive acknowledgement. The data were collected from 12 students of a French foreign language class who, for one semes...
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This thesis is concerned with the historical analysis of French idioms from both theoretical and methodological points of view. An idiom is considered as a figurative expression whose meaning is not equal to the sum of its components’ meanings. In the first part, after drawing distinctions between such terms as locution, expression or phrasème, I s...
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This paper describes FrancoToile, a work-in-progress project initiated in the summer of 2006 at the University of Victoria, and its pedagogical implementation in a French culture course. FrancoToile is a digital library of short videos featuring Francophones from around the world. The study described here explains the technical features of the tool...

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