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1 Teaching in in the 21 st Century: new approaches in the digital age Pete Sharma alumni Sao Paolo July 2011

2 1)Do you blog? 2)Do you tweet? 3)Do you Facebook? 4)Do you have a Smartphone? 5)Do you have a tablet pc? 6)Do you have an anorak?

3 Aim To update on “what’s new” in digital trends in language teaching To explore good practice

4 Overview (1) Innovations (2) Critical analysis (3) Controversies (4) Practical ideas (5) Focus on the future

5 (1) New era! Chalk – e-pen Digital immigrants vs digital natives (Prensky) Web 1.0 – Web 2.0 – user content / collaborative

6 More than a coursebook……. Disc CD-Rom DVD Internet E-lesson Web-site Support TB Blog Publishers no longer ‘sole’ owners

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8 (2) Controversial: Multiple perspectives Multiple perspectives Teacher Student Trainer DOS $$$ School Publisher Author Designer Developer Theory

9 Corpus linguistics (3)Technology - changed language teaching forever

10 Augmented Reality App Tweet-deck Twitterverse “What’s trending now?” iPad Blog Wiki Txt spk CU l8ter Back channel Web 2.0

11 (4) Wider range of course types face-to-faceBlended: 3 + CD-ROMdistance

12 Course types AdjunctMixed / hybridIntegrated

13 Importance of attitude Knowledge – Skills - Attitude K S A 3 numbers

14 Innovations Is it ‘new for you’? Five recent developments – iPad – Mobile dictionaries – Digital learning platform – Software developments – Second Life

15 English360 [Publisher + authentic + Teacher]

16 New terms for the digital age ‘Learning object’ Re-usable Tagging Re-sequencing – ‘playlists ’

17 Part two: Critical analysis of five technologies 1) Podcasts 2) Interactive whiteboards 3) Wikis 4) Virtual Learning Environments 5) M-learning

18 (1)Podcasts UpsideDownside portability – mp3 player learner control authentic materials – ESP DIY range ‘wrong kind of podcast’ authoring – not for every teacher

19 Power Point Word CD-ROM Internet “Always-on Internet” ‘Just-in-time’ teaching Approach one Four approaches (2) Interactive whiteboards

20 Approach two – IWB software

21 Approach 3 - courseware

22 Approach four - DIY

23 Learner response devices Text to board Voting

24 Benefits memorable presentations ‘savability’ review ‘heads-up’ precise answer

25 Drawbacks cost issues need to calibrate ‘learning curve’ can encourage teacher-centred classroom

26 (3) Wikis UpsideDownside collaborative process writing ‘history’ to see changes not intuitive not everyone wishes for peer correction

27 (4) Virtual Learning Environments UpsideDownside information on demand appropriacy pre/post course tasks time-consuming to learn ‘blended courses’ pleasing no-one cost issues Features: Assignments / Chatrooms / Questionnaire /Quizzes / Forum / Glossary / Handouts

28 Focus on appropriacy Same time same place Same time different place Different time different place Same place different time Synchronous Asynchronous

29 (5) M-learning “learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies”

30 M-learning UpsideDownside ubiquitous / helpful exciting 24/7 Young Too many contexts Too-focussed on ‘apps’


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