Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Application of Bax Normalization in Saudi Arabia: The how!

Stephan Bax argues that, "Our aim should be to attain a state of `normalization' in which the technology is invisible and truly integrated"
He talked about how we can use computer technology better in our daily work as language educators. The term 'normalization' is the situation when these technologies are used in our daily classroom work as naturally as a whiteboard or a course book. He claimed that even with the revolution of technology, teachers still treat computers as marginal. To achieve normalization, Bax suggested seven stages: early adopters, ignorance, try once, try again, fear, normalizing, and normalization.
In Saudi Arabia, we still have lack in using CALL. It is better to start normalizing CALL by using technologies such as wikis and E-learning.


  1. i enjoyed reading this, thank you.

  2. I agree with you that in Saudia Arabia there is lack of using CALL.