ERIC Number: ED339237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of IT Skills. Technology in Language Learning Series.
The role of word and data processing as tools is discussed for students, writers, information handlers, and teachers to use in setting up activities with specific language learning objectives. The book is intended to help teachers enhance and extend everyday classroom activities through essential information technology skills. Chapters cover the following topics: (1) information and communication (e.g., general information, word processing, databases); (2) word processors as a tool for teachers (e.g., gap-fill activities, authoring packages, sequencing activities, search and replace techniques); (3) the student as writer (e.g., success and failure, practical considerations, dialogue completions, collaborative writing, electronic mail); (4) pupils as information handlers (e.g., different types of databases, linguistic functions and data processing skills, database management systems, disk-based dedicated databases, keyword searches online, use of abstracts); (5) databases as practical tools for busy teachers (e.g., teacher generated materials, setting up a resources database, student records, activities based on printouts, predicting and hypothesizing); and (6) practical considerations (e.g., curriculum change and instructional technology--IT, introducing IT into a language department, hardware, software, disk and file management, networks). A glossary is included along with chapter notes. (LB)
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Information Systems, Information Technology, Language Teachers, Online Systems, Second Language Instruction, Word Processing, Writing Instruction
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS, England (6.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Note: For related documents, see FL 019 976-981.