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Tehnoloogia- sõber või vaenlane? Technology: a Friend or a Foe? 15 -16 June 2012, Pärnu Ene Peterson Virumaa College of Tallinn University of Technology.

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1 Tehnoloogia- sõber või vaenlane? Technology: a Friend or a Foe? June 2012, Pärnu Ene Peterson Virumaa College of Tallinn University of Technology

2 2 Things aren't what they used to be Typical student-centered 21st century classrooms A typical teacher-centered classroom in the 1960`s

3 3 A New Generation of Students

4 4 Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants

5 5 Teaching digital natives A new paradigm for teaching and learning in the 21st century (Marc Prensky )Marc Prensky A challenge for parents and teachers. Understand and support young people as they grow up in a digital age. Make learning both real and relevant for today`s students. Read: Educating the Net Generation (viewed )

6 6 6 Dreams coming true...

7 7 Benefits of Implementing Technology in the Language Classroom Access to authentic websites, online reference tools (online dictionaries, thesauri (incl visual thesauri), encyclopedias, spell-checkers, concordances (words in their natural contexts)online dictionariesthesaurivisual thesauri encyclopediasspell-checkersconcordances

8 8 Getting help for specific business or specialty- related situations: turning academic skills into transferable employment skills (looking for a job,looking for a job socialising (small talk), making presentations, conducting meetings, negotiating, telephoning)small talkmaking presentations conducting meetingsnegotiatingtelephoning

9 9 Enhanced possibilities for synchronous (chat, skype, instant messenger, audio/ web conferencing) and asynchronous ( , discussion groups, pals, texting (SMS), discussion boards, blogs, dialogue journals) communication. discussion groups pals

10 10 Develop listening (online audio and video news, podcasts, and speaking skills (online webcasts, conferences)online audio video newspodcasts

11 11 Internet-based tasks - web quests - short and long-term projects (The House of my Dreams. A Trip to my Dream Country. My company) Creating e-portfolio/ digital portfolio

12 12 From 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Web 3Di Second / third generation of web based communities Social networking tools – learning with and from others Collaborating with others (wikis)wikis Webvolution cZTdFTZV5Q cZTdFTZV5Q

13 13 Technology as a friend The use of technology (“interactivity” of language tasks) can be motivating. Learners can proceed at their own space, make their own choices. Learners can get instant feedback on what they have done and personalized assessment. The use of technology in and outside the language classroom can make learners more autonomous.

14 14 Using ICT with learners gives them practice for real-life ICT contexts. It is possible to develop as the receptive (listening and reading) as well as productive skills (writing and speaking) skills via computer-mediated communication. Keeps the teacher and student learning new skills.

15 15 Pitfalls of the use of technology I. Internet security and privacy Cybercrimes from benign spam and cyber slacking to obscene or offensive content, fraud, identity theft, viruses, hacking, cyber stalking … The risks in sharing and collaborating online Useful website:

16 16 II. Lack of information literacy Digital information overload: - how to search for useful material - how to evaluate the appropriateness of resources on the web

17 17 III. In terms of learning The problem of trustworthiness and accuracy of online materials (e.g. translation programs, spell and grammar checkers) ?4U. WAN2 TXT? RU n00b? TBL or CUL8R.

18 18 My message: I have a question. Want to text? Are you newbie? Text back later or see you later. Hometask:

19 19 IV. Lack of digital responsibility Ignoring do`s and don`ts of NetiquetteNetiquette Read Core Rules: Cut and paste culture (Copyright violation and plagiarism)Copyright violation Creative Commons Internet cheats with the help of “paper mills” Internet cheats

20 20 Summary Technology is both friend and foe. Technology should fit learner needs – not fit the learner to the technology. Technology is not a panacea that can replace language teachers and F2F classrooms, it is something that can be used to enhance language learning (Sharma & Barrett,Blended Learning,2008).

21 21 Useful links Ene Peterson Internet-Based Resources for Developing Listening Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 1 (2) Internet-Based Resources for Developing Listening Glasgow Online The 46th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition: sessions on technology-related topics Glasgow Online Video sessions FIPLV World Congress 8–9 June 2012 Helsinki, Finland FIPLV World Congress Read abstracts of technology-based presentations.

22 22 References Cartoons: Slide 15 Peter Steiner`s cartoon (viewed on June 12, 2012)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Internet,_nobody_knows_you%27re_a_dog Slide 16 Michael Gaigg: Über UI/UX Design (viewed onJune 12, 2012) )Michael Gaigg: Über UI/UX Design Slide 17 Flickr. com photo (viewed on June 12, 2012)

23 23 Thank you for attention!


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