ERIC Number: ED339241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of Satellites and Interactive Video. Technology in Language Learning Series.
Hill, Brian; And Others
Possible applications of satellite television and interactive video in language teaching are described. Advice is given on how to set up, expand, and effectively exploit these technologies in the classroom. A variety of activities are suggested for developing listening, speaking, and writing skills at different levels. The guide concludes with a look at the future and some suggested guidelines to help teachers in purchasing new educational technologies and developing their use. Chapters include the following: (1) setting the scene (e.g., reasons for interest, problems in the use of authentic television, getting started or expanding); (2) exploiting authentic television in the classroom (e.g., news, advertisements, documentaries); (3) a user's view of authentic television in schools (e.g., research findings, implications of satellite television, recording and cataloging programs; (4) an eye to the future (e.g., receive and transmit, audio conferencing); and (5) "Interactive Video," by Michael Picciotto (e.g., benefits, the Nebraska Scale, commercial programs). A glossary is included. (LB)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Class Activities, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Interactive Video, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Listening Skills, Oral Language, Satellites (Aerospace), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS, England (6.95 Brisith pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).