Two tips will help teachers develop effective CALL activities, particularly problem-solving and inquiry projects. First, teachers should never allow the tools to determine processes or products. In other words, they should first determine the language and project goals and structures, and then choose the appropriate tools, whether technology-based or not. Second, teachers need to help students fill individual roles and responsibilities within their groups so that each student has a reason to participate and to interact. These important tips will enable you to evaluate activities for problem-solving and inquiry.
Tips for Creating Opportunities for Inquiry and Problem-Solving by Joy Egbert and Seyed Abdollah Shahrokni is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.