John Allan College of the North Atlantic  Qatar Project
<ul><li>Inventory  </li></ul><ul><li>Management considerations </li></ul>
<ul><li>Word processor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </l...
<ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary packages </li></ul><ul><li>Customized learning opportunities </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>headsets </li></ul><ul><li>Ports on the PC </li></ul><ul><li>Servicing of workstations (IT) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedi...
<ul><li>Desire-to-Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Creation  </li></ul><ul><li>Set up </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Speech recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul>
<ul><li>Allows access to intranet resources </li></ul><ul><li>From outside an institution </li></ul>
<ul><li>Old school </li></ul><ul><li>For developers </li></ul><ul><li>At one time use as a CALL teaching tool </li></ul>
<ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft </li></ul>
<ul><li>TNG </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft  </li></ul><ul><li>Simple spreadsheets </li></ul>
<ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul>
<ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor support </li></ul><ul><li>the “portal” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Dave’s ESL Café </li></ul><ul><li>W...
<ul><li>Flickr -  YouTube -  DIGG -  Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Membership (sign in/up) </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li>...
<ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Imovie </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Premiere </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>WinZip </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul>
<ul><li>Data projector and  the “@#$%” remote </li></ul><ul><li>Audio mixer (usually software) </li></ul><ul><li>Video swi...
<ul><li>Whiteboard (reduction) </li></ul><ul><li>SoftBoard </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard </li></ul>
<ul><li>Task manager </li></ul><ul><li>Wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul>
<ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Online  (Sumo Paint) </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul><ul><li>vector/pixel </li></ul>
<ul><li>Desktop (which one do you use?) </li></ul><ul><li>Roxio </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Nero ...
<ul><li>Norton </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Clean Access </li></ul><ul><li>browser security (Pop up blockers) </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messenger </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook - social communities <...
<ul><li>Pervasive learning is here and getting bigger </li></ul><ul><li>ITunes university </li></ul><ul><li>Ipod </li></ul...
<ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer scanners </li></ul>
<ul><li>Specialized mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>TESL-L </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks (NING) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Instructional coordinators only </li></ul>
<ul><li>Access, reserve monitor resources </li></ul><ul><li>On line journals and newspapers </li></ul>
<ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>3D Virtual Worlds </li></ul>
<ul><li>Access the institution systems and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Internet in external area </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Websense </li></ul><ul><li>Telecoms (National) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Common trend since the late 90’s </li></ul><ul><li>Many systems  </li></ul><ul><li>My dog ate it……. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Training – cycles, just-in-time, syste...
<ul><li>Archiving of learning and administrative media – for easier access </li></ul><ul><li>Optimization of learning obje...
<ul><li>Mentoring system (tech champion) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated team to support tech   </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent B...
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Presentation given by John Allan at the TESOL International conference in Denver, USA. It discusses the inordinate amount of technology expectations that are leveled against ESL/EFL teachers.

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Technology Overload TESOL 2009

  1. 1. John Allan College of the North Atlantic Qatar Project
  2. 2. <ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Management considerations </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Word processor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel (gradebook) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access/FileMaker Pro (old school CALL) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Publisher </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary packages </li></ul><ul><li>Customized learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated paradigm? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>headsets </li></ul><ul><li>Ports on the PC </li></ul><ul><li>Servicing of workstations (IT) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated staff </li></ul><ul><li>Microphones (levels) Ellis vs Audacity </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Desire-to-Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Set up </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed media </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Speech recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Allows access to intranet resources </li></ul><ul><li>From outside an institution </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Old school </li></ul><ul><li>For developers </li></ul><ul><li>At one time use as a CALL teaching tool </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>TNG </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft </li></ul><ul><li>Simple spreadsheets </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor support </li></ul><ul><li>the “portal” </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Dave’s ESL Café </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul><ul><li>Translators </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>…… </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Flickr - YouTube - DIGG - Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Membership (sign in/up) </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Media of focus </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction (commenting/rating) </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading ability </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence (suggesting) </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Imovie </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Premiere </li></ul><ul><li>Final Cut Pro </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>WinZip </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Data projector and the “@#$%” remote </li></ul><ul><li>Audio mixer (usually software) </li></ul><ul><li>Video switcher (at the teacher podium) </li></ul><ul><li>Complex integrated lecture and classroom control podiums </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Whiteboard (reduction) </li></ul><ul><li>SoftBoard </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Task manager </li></ul><ul><li>Wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Online (Sumo Paint) </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul><ul><li>vector/pixel </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Desktop (which one do you use?) </li></ul><ul><li>Roxio </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Nero </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Norton </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Clean Access </li></ul><ul><li>browser security (Pop up blockers) </li></ul><ul><li>Spam blockers </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Aware </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messenger </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook - social communities </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – mobile device and web </li></ul><ul><li>IP telephones </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Pervasive learning is here and getting bigger </li></ul><ul><li>ITunes university </li></ul><ul><li>Ipod </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>PDA </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer scanners </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Specialized mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>TESL-L </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks (NING) </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Instructional coordinators only </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Access, reserve monitor resources </li></ul><ul><li>On line journals and newspapers </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>3D Virtual Worlds </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Access the institution systems and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Internet in external area </li></ul><ul><li>Students and laptops? </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Websense </li></ul><ul><li>Telecoms (National) </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Common trend since the late 90’s </li></ul><ul><li>Many systems </li></ul><ul><li>My dog ate it……. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Training – cycles, just-in-time, system (check list) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades of technology (equal, train, timely) </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Archiving of learning and administrative media – for easier access </li></ul><ul><li>Optimization of learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>Common desktop (workstation) Teacher/Lab </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Mentoring system (tech champion) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated team to support tech </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent Bookmaking on browser & portal page </li></ul><ul><li>Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant </li></ul>

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