Digital Teaching Bruna Fernandes, Larissa, Marcela e SamiraFundamentos Metodológicos do Ensino de Inglês March, 2012
Hypothesis on future English Teaching● Tanguay (1997): ○ Which can be digitized will be digitized; ○ English instruction can be almost fully digitized; ○ English instruction is more efficient through digitized medium.
Efficiency of learning through digitalization● Digitalization increases student-centeredness: ○ Learning what is needed when it is needed;● Digitalization increases accessibility: ○ Great availability of information;● Digitalization removes geographical barriers and saves time: ○ Contact with different people without living home;● Digitalization brings like minds together: ○ Collaboration and exchange of ideas.
The role of the teacher in the digital era ● Present the students the concepts and skill necessary to each situation; ● Be the human bridge between the students and the technology; ● Humans and computers working together are powerful Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqBr7Q6ai4E
Predictions● Tanguay (1997): ○ 1997: Instant Interactive Publishing : The author tells about the facilities in publishing articles ○ 1998: Online Education : Full English courses online and Custom English Teaching News: "Push technology software"
Predictions● 1999: Instruction on Demand: Tutoring via video conference● 2000: Interactive TESOL Conferences from Your Living Room● 2001: Virtual English Instruction: Virtual reality helmets in order to walk through a virtual New York, for example
Predictions● Horizon Report (2010): ○ Near-term horizon: a. Mobile Computing • Students need to have mobile devices like smart phones and netbooks • Students are already carrying them and they are already established on many campuses • One of the concerns about Mobile computing is privacy and class management • But the possibilities for collaboration and communication offered by mobile computing are really good
Predictions b. Open Content Term created by David Wiley in 1998 to describe a creative work which can be modified and copied by others. "...continuous construct. [...] "open" refers to granting of copyright permissions above and beyond those offered by standard copyright law. "Open content," then, is content that is licensed in a manner that provides users with the right to make more kinds of uses than those normally permitted under the law - at no cost to the user." (Open Content. http://opencontent.org/definition/)
Advantages:● Students can learn about different areas easily;● They save money;● It is their choice about when and how to learn
Predictions● Horizon Report (2010): ○ Mid-term horizon: a. Electronic books (E-books) ○ book-length publication in digital form; ○ consists of text, images, or both ○ produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices. ○ Usually, it is necessary to have a dedicated e-book reader, like Kindle for example.
Predictions b. Augmented reality (AR) "AR is about augmenting the real world environment with virtual information by improving people’s senses and skills." (Azuma, 1997; Azuma et al., 2001). Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-A1l4Jn6EY
Predictions● Horizon Report (2010) ○ Far-term horizon: a. Gesture-based Computing ○ Topic in computer science and language technology ○ Goal: interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state ○ Commonly originate from the face or hand. ○ Current focuses: emotion recognition from the face and hand gesture recognition. (Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesture_recognition)
Predictions b. Visual data analysis ○ Goal: facilitate human-data interaction. ○ It highlights patterns, anomalies and alert conditions in reporting views. ○ tables of data ready for human consumption. ○ emerging field ○ Makes it easier to understand complex concepts and relantionships. (Toolbox.com. http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Visual_Data_Analysis)
ReferencesTeaching English in the Network Age:English Teachers, Prepare yourselves for the Digital Age. TANGUAY, Eduard.Berlin, 1997. Available at: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~tanguay/english-teachers.htm2010 Horizon Report. Technologies to Watch. Available at: http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/chapters/technologies/A Survey of Augmented Reality. AZUMA, Robert T. Malibu, 1997. Available at:http://www.cs.unc.edu/~azuma/ARpresence.pdfGardiner, Eileen and Ronald G. Musto. “The Electronic Book.” In Suarez,Michael Felix, and H. R. Woudhuysen. The Oxford Companion to the Book.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 164. In: Wikipedia. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book#cite_note-0