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ERIC Number: ED420993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in the Classroom: Practice and Promise in the 21st Century. TESOL Professional Papers #2.
Hanson-Smith, Elizabeth
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)
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751 ($10.95),
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.