Technology In The Efl Classroom

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Technology In The Efl Classroom

  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD PEDAGÓGICA EXPERIMENTAL LIBERTADORINSTITUTO PEDAGÓGICO DE CARACAS SUBDIRECCIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y POSTGRADO SUBPROGRAMA DE ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA PROBLEMATICA DE LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA EN VENEZUELA TECHNOLOGY IN THE EFL CLASSROOM … a myth?
  2. 2. What is technology? <ul><li>Merriam-Webster: &quot;the practical application of knowledge in a particular area” </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: “… usage and knowledge of tools and craft …” “… a consequence of science and engineering” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Analysis Theories Knowledge </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which technology? <ul><li>Paper Pencil Eraser </li></ul><ul><li>Board Chalk Eraser </li></ul><ul><li>Radio TV </li></ul><ul><li>Tape recorder/player C.D player </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3/4 Cellphones </li></ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we call CALL? <ul><li>Computer Assisted Language Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul>
  6. 6. Multimedia <ul><li>Use of off-line tools </li></ul><ul><li>Software (Pronunciation Power, games) </li></ul><ul><li>Word/PDF documents </li></ul>
  7. 7. Information and Communication Technology <ul><li>ICT </li></ul><ul><li>It refers to the use of internet sources to </li></ul><ul><li>Increase language learning </li></ul><ul><li>(sites, blogs, wikis, communities of practice ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Advantages <ul><li>Increases student motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizes pressure and fear </li></ul><ul><li>Used as a tool for recycling content </li></ul><ul><li>Students work at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Directed to different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Social development depending on the tool. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages <ul><li>Teachers’ role: competition for their students’ attenti on </li></ul><ul><li>Access to equipment/ connection </li></ul><ul><li>Technology skills/training </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of material </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thanks for your attention </li></ul>

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