What are the digital wilds?

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Sauro, S., & Zourou, K. (2019). What are the digital wilds? Language Learning & Technology, 23(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10125/44666


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The scope of this special issue of Language Learning & Technology is to explore and deepen our understanding of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) practices in the digital wilds, including, but not limited to, their manifestations, processes, and outcomes (linguistic, sociocultural, cognitive, or didactic). While digitally enhanced, instructed language learning and classroom language learning research are well established fields of study, there remain fewer empirical studies of informal or beyond-the-class digital language learning. This special issue bridges this gap by exploring CALL in the digital wilds. Before moving on to the definition of the digital wilds, it may be worth justifying the selection of this term in the conceptual framing of this special issue.