ERIC Number: ED450586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Trends and Their Potential for Bilingual Education. Issue Brief.
This document presents an overview of the latest developments and trends in technology, along with current uses they are being put to for educational purposes, and the ways in which these can best serve education in this country and abroad. In doing so it explores the benefits of technology not just for bilingual learners, but also for teacher education, administrative planning and oversight, and parent involvement in the scholastic life of bilingual students. Issues covered include the following: equity of access; educational software; voice recognition technology; inexpensive devices for Internet access; the wireless Internet and Web; hand-held digital devices; e-books; scanners; educational Web portals; machine translation; pop-up translation, video, and audio; and the new technology billionaire-funded philanthropy. It is concluded that there is a lot of potential in these new technologies for language learning and teaching. Numerous links to a variety of useful Web sites appear throughout the text. (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Internet, Limited English Speaking, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, World Wide Web
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, The George Washington University Center for the Study of Languages and Education, 2011 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-467-0867; Web site: http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu.
Publication Type: 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.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Note: Edited by Patricia Anne DiCerbo.