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Current situation of ICT in ELT. Organizations working on the field. Networks for English teachers.

Current situation of ICT in ELT. Organizations working on the field. Networks for English teachers.

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  • 1. Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT Sep, 2009 Maestría en Inglés como Lengua Extranjera Universidad Central de Venezuela ICT - Current trends in the ELT field
  • 2. What is ICT? It is a term used for communication and information technology (ICT).
  • 3. Do you think we have to teach technology in schools? Why? What? How? To whom?
  • 4. The answer is here. Watch this video . Original source: Why We Need to Teach Technology in Schools. YouTube. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZ15cXopEw
  • 5. The net generation
  • 6. What is our current CALL situation?
    • Three scenarios:
    • The world context
    • The Latin American context
    • The Venezuelan context
  • 7. The world context Members of WorldCALL are drawn from established, professional affiliated associations working in the areas of CALL throughout the world. The current members of WorldCALL are: http://www.j-let.org Japan Association for Language Education and Technology LET http:// www.iallt.org International Association for Language Learning Technology IALLT http:// www.calico.org Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium CALICO http://www.eurocall-languages.org European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning EUROCALL
  • 8. The world context Members of WorldCALL are drawn from established, professional affiliated associations working in the areas of CALL throughout the world. The current members of WorldCALL are: ( http:// www.atell.org Australian Association for Technology Enhanced Language Learning ATELL   Canadian Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning CCAQLL/CELAO http:// www.cercles.org Confédération Européenne des Centres de Langues de l'Enseignement Supérieur CERCLES
  • 9. The Latin American Context
    • Latin Call – Mexico
    • http://ujed-cuaal-projects.net/latin-call/
    • Edutech Braz-Tesol
    • http://www.braz-tesol.org.br/site/view.asp?p=26
    • Avealmec – Venezuela
    • http://avealmec.pbwiki.com/AVEALMEC
    • ARCALL – Argentina
    • http://alreadybiz.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/welcome-arcall-to-argentina/
  • 10. The Venezuelan Context
      • Official policies (Ministry of Education
      • Ministry of Higher Education
      • Ministry of Science and Technology)
      • Public Vs. Private education
      • School Vs. University level
    • Strengths
      • New CALL association
      • British Council Support
      • Teacher training
      • Governmental projects
      • Infocenters
      • Weaknesses
      • Low technological infrastructure
      • Internet access
      • Connectivity
      • Few research in the CALL area
  • 11.
    • What are we supposed to know about ICTs?
    • What should we learn?
    • What Web tools can we use in ELT?
    ICT in ELT
  • 12. Web tools Web 1.0 1994-2004 Wikipedia Web 2.0 2004- Tim O’Reilly Web 3.0 2006- Tim Berners-Lee
  • 13. Web 1.0
  • 14. Web 2.0
  • 15. Web 3.0
  • 16. Second Life Evelyn Michalski
  • 17. New trends in the ELT field
    • A new learning theory: Connectivism (George Siemens and Stephen Downes, 2003)
    • Blended learning
    • Research on ICT in ELT
    • Social networking
  • 18. The Latin American and Venezuelan Context: CooPs for English teachers VENELT http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VENELT/?yguid=211734267 ELTnet http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ELTnet/ AVEALMEC http://groups.yahoo.com/group/avealmecmembers/?yguid=211734267 LWC http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learningwithcomputers/ WIA http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evonline2002_webheads/?yguid=211734267
  • 19. Some questions for reflection:
      • Do you use ICT with your students?
      • How often?
      • What do you do in the tech area?
      • How would you describe your local context?
      • Is it possible an ICT project there?
  • 20. Thank you very much!   Contact info : Evelyn Izquierdo Escuela de Educación Universidad Central de Venezuela [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Skype: evelyn.izquierdo http://beyondtheenglishclassroomwalls.blogspot.com