ERIC Number: ED394298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Educational Technology.
Directions in Language and Education, v1 n1 Win 1994
This report discusses advances in computer-based technologies that can be used for teaching limited English proficient (LEP) minority students. These technologies offer multisensory delivery, increased self-expression and active student learning, cooperative learning, communication skill practice, multicultural education, and enhanced motivation. The most promising technologies are described, such as CD-ROM, authoring programs, interactive videodisc, digital audio, local area network computer links, and telecommunications. These technologies can be used for instructional testing and assessment; to teach culture; to help students learn academic content and develop critical learning skills; and to expand students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Specific examples are given for speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture, and testing. Barriers to implementing these technologies are briefly discussed. Two computer programs are recommended and detailed: Computer Education for Language Learning (CELL) and Alaska Writing Program (AWP). (Contains 20 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.