Smart CALL: The concept
Jozef Colpaert, Glenn Stockwell


In: Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization (pp. 1–6)
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.

Suggested citation:

Colpaert, J., & Stockwell, G. (2022). Smart CALL: The concept. In J. Colpaert, & G. Stockwell (Eds.), Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization (pp. 1–6). London: Castledown Publishers.