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Digital Teaching


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Slides presented to Professor Reinildes Dias as part of the activities concerning the subject Fundamentos Metodológicos do Ensino de Inglês, on March 28th, 2012

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Digital Teaching

  1. 1. Digital Teaching Bruna Fernandes, Larissa, Marcela e SamiraFundamentos Metodológicos do Ensino de Inglês March, 2012
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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:
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Advantages:● Students can learn about different areas easily;● They save money;● It is their choice about when and how to learn
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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:
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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. (
  14. 14. ReferencesTeaching English in the Network Age:English Teachers, Prepare yourselves for the Digital Age. TANGUAY, Eduard.Berlin, 1997. Available at: Horizon Report. Technologies to Watch. Available at: Survey of Augmented Reality. AZUMA, Robert T. Malibu, 1997. Available at:, 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: