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

• To update on “what’s new” in
  digital trends in language
  teaching

• To explore good practice
             Overview

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


• Chalk – e-pen
• Digital immigrants vs digital natives
    (Prensky)
• Web 1.0 – Web 2.0
  – user content / collaborative
Publishers no longer ‘sole’ owners

                           • CD-Rom
                  Disc
                           • DVD

                               • E-lesson
                    Internet
                               • Web-site

                           • TB
                 Support
                           • Blog
   More than a coursebook…….
           (2) Controversial:                      Trainer


          Multiple perspectives
Theory


                                                    DOS




                          Multiple                  $$$
Teacher
                        perspectives

                                                      School




Student                           Designer
               Author
                                   Developer   Publisher
(3)Technology - changed language teaching forever



 Corpus linguistics
Augmented Reality
App
Tweet-deck
Twitterverse
“What’s trending now?”
iPad
Blog
Wiki
Txt spk
CU l8ter
Back channel
Web 2.0
(4) Wider range of course types
Course types
 Importance of attitude

K                               S
                                3

             A                  numbers




Knowledge – Skills - Attitude

                         www.farmgirlfollies.com
             Innovations
• Is it ‘new for you’?
• Five recent developments
   –iPad
   –Mobile dictionaries
   –Digital learning platform
   –Software developments
   –Second Life
           English360
[Publisher + authentic + Teacher]
     New terms for the digital age

•   ‘Learning object’
•   Re-usable
•   Tagging
•   Re-sequencing – ‘playlists’
                 Part two:
   Critical analysis of five technologies


1) Podcasts
2) Interactive whiteboards
3) Wikis
4) Virtual Learning Environments
5) M-learning
                      (1)Podcasts
            Upside                      Downside
•   portability – mp3 player    • ‘wrong kind of podcast’
•   learner control             • authoring – not for every
•   authentic materials – ESP     teacher
•   DIY
•   range
       (2) Interactive whiteboards
Four
approaches
•   Power Point
•   Word
•   CD-ROM
•   Internet
•   “Always-on Internet”
•   ‘Just-in-time’ teaching   Approach one
Approach two –
IWB software
Approach 3 - courseware
Approach four - DIY
Learner response devices
         Text to board




                         Voting
               Benefits
•   memorable presentations
•   ‘savability’
•   review
•   ‘heads-up’
•   precise answer
           Drawbacks
• cost issues
• need to calibrate
• ‘learning curve’
• can encourage teacher-centred
  classroom
                        (3) Wikis
          Upside                     Downside
• collaborative              • not intuitive
• process writing            • not everyone wishes for
• ‘history’ to see changes     peer correction
 (4) Virtual Learning Environments
         Upside                         Downside
• information on demand         • time-consuming to learn
• appropriacy                   • ‘blended courses’ pleasing
• pre/post course tasks           no-one
                                • cost issues

   Features:
   Assignments / Chatrooms
   / Questionnaire /Quizzes /
   Forum / Glossary /
   Handouts
              Focus on appropriacy
Synchronous

                 Same time   Same time
                   same       different
                   place        place


                 Different    Same
                   time        place
                 different   different
                   place       time


Asynchronous
                (5) M-learning

“learning that happens when the learner takes
advantage of the learning opportunities offered
by mobile technologies”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_learning
               M-learning
      Upside                Downside
• ubiquitous /      • Young
  helpful           • Too many
• exciting            contexts
• 24/7
                    • Too-focussed
                      on ‘apps’

				
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