ERIC Number: ED420993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in the Classroom: Practice and Promise in the 21st Century. TESOL Professional Papers #2.
The discussion of technology in the classroom, particularly for second language instruction, looks at: current practices in technology-enhanced schoolrooms or learning centers; benefits and liabilities of technology-mediated language learning; and the as yet unrealized promise of computer-assisted language learning for the student and the teacher. A brief introductory section chronicles the history of the digital revolution. Current practices in a number of areas are then described, including the teaching of composition as a process, multiple learning styles and individualized learning, the role of authentic language in language learning and in content-based learning, collaborative and task- based learning, and the role of cognition in language learning. Potential future directions for technology-enhanced instruction are examined. Contains a glossary, 8 references, and 10 Internet and World Wide Web site addresses. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Futures (of Society), Individualized Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.