W are effective digital resources?
Effective digital resources engage
learners and help them learn.
(Mark Prensky, 2001)
Audience: Gen Y
What I want, when I w it, w
ant here I
Digital natives (not digital im igrants)
M ulti- m edia/tasking/m odal (viewers)
Challenge and purpose
Language learners especially like
Real life texts w scaffolded tasks
Real life purpose and motivation
Life skill Language issue Language
Howto m ake a W do I say?
phone call / W do I not say?
conduct W do I do if I don’
hat t Phrases to know
m yself in a understand? Repair strategies
job interview Background speaker too Reassurance
Interactions w im ediate feedback
Support for independent learning via
focus on language learning strategies
Gram ar 1a
Text alternatives and printable sections
Rem ber w your learners are
M it up!
–Lim ited individual com puter time
–Group w ork, class discussions
–Data projector / interactive
w hiteboard / printouts
W a LM (eg Janison, M
ith S oodle,