Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning

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Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning

  1. 1. Using ICT to Teach English:Towards Learner-centeredLearning Presented by Bambang Purnomosidi D. P. (http://bpdp.name) Training for English Teacher MDIS Tashkent 2012
  2. 2. Teacher-centered vs Learner-centeredParadigmsAs a teacher, which one do you prefer?This comparison was taken fromhttp://assessment.uconn.edu/docs/TeacherCenteredVsLearnerCenteredParadigms.pdf Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 2
  3. 3. Fact: Like it or not, ICT change theway teachers teach and studentslearnThis comparison was taken from Johnson, D., Johnson, R.& Holubec, E. (1998). Cooperation in the classroom.Boston: Allyn and Bacon (http://www.intime.uni.edu/coop_learning/ch9/default.htm) Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 3
  4. 4. Role of ICT Provide Information Enable Communication Enable Cooperation and Collaboration Provide Tools to Support Learning Activities Makes learning enjoyable and fun Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 4
  5. 5. Tools Requirements Relatively good computer Internet connection Sofware: ◦ Operating System: Linux, Mac, Windows ◦ Office Suite (LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office) ◦ Web Browser: Firefox, Safari, Opera, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer ◦ Other (depends on teaching needs) Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 5
  6. 6. Information Retrieval A search engine is used to search for information on the Internet. The search results may varies and sometimes overwhelming. A working Internet connection and web browser are the main requirements Teachers and students should be able to maximize Search Engine to retrieve information from Internet Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 6
  7. 7. How to Maximize SearchEngine? Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 7
  8. 8. How to Maximize Search Engine(cont) SE will search and query its database based on keywords, statements, or terms that we type in search box Therefore it is important to grab the core of anything that we want to ask and put that in SE. This ability to grab the core is not an instant capabilites of person. It needs enough knowledge. Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 8
  9. 9. How to Maximize Search Engine(cont) Some tips and tricks in using Google: ◦ -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(doc|pdf) “TOEFL“  Searching all doc or pdf files for TOEFL material ◦ Ask time: “what time is it Tashkent” ◦ Track flight status: “Delta Flight 502” ◦ Metrics and conversion: “seconds in a year”, “5 euro in us dollars”, “cm in inches” ◦ Adding a tilde (~) to a search term will return related terms: “~IELTS” ◦ Use some specific terms: “better than”, “and”, “or”, etc. Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 9
  10. 10. How to Maximize Search Engine(cont) Remember: not all files that you got from the Internet are legal. You may also use other search engine to search for illegal material: http://www.rapidlibrary.com Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 10
  11. 11. Enabling Communication E-mail Chat: ◦ Text only ◦ Text + Voice ◦ Text + Voice + Video Almost every chat software provide abilities to send / receive message in text, voice, and video Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 11
  12. 12. Enabling Communication(cont) There is a netiquette which is used as a guide for etiquette in Internet-based communication: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book/ index.html. Sounds complex? yes. It is complex because Internet is complex and worse: it is possible to hide. Remember: “On the Internet, nobody knows that you are a dog”. Be very careful. Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 12
  13. 13. Cooperation andCollaboration Mailing List: a discussion group which uses e-mail as a media to communicate. Everything is discussed openly and transparently. Archives available so that members can always read them. Nettiquette also applies to mailing list. Free mailing list provider: ◦ http://groups.yahoo.com ◦ http://groups.google.com Social networking: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Plus, LinkedIn, MySpace Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 13
  14. 14. Tools to Support LearningActivities Office Suite: LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Calligra Games Course Management System, Learning Management System, e-Learning Simulation for TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, SAT, etc: ◦ http://www.testden.com/jasaibtdemo/demohome. htm ◦ http://www.testden.com/challenge/free-toefl.asp ◦ http://www.perfect9center.com/ielts_sim_test.php ◦ http://www.testpreppractice.net/ to Teach English: Towards Using ICT Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 14
  15. 15. Is that all? No. Things are change and innovation happens daily. Expect dead software / dead project / dead website and new website, new way of collaboration, new facilities, new software, and other new innovation. That means: learn and study should be in everybody’s soul. Using ICT to Teach English: Towards Learner-centered Learning - MDIS Tashkent 15

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