ERIC Number: ED547648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Challenges and Opportunities for Literacy and Technology in ELT Teacher Education
Mora, Raúl A.
Online Submission, Paper Presented at the International Colloquia on Research and Innovation in Foreign Language Education (2nd, Bogotá, Colombia, Aug 16-18, 2011)
Using both data from my dissertation and ideas from my most recent research and academic projects, this paper will discuss some challenges and potential opportunities that the inextricable links between literacy and technology pose for second language educators in this decade and beyond. In the first part of this paper, I will describe a series of considerations about the use of technology within literacy development. These ideas from a group of teachers and teacher educators suggest that a heightened sense of audience, more access to writing genres within technological devices, and more availability of resources are some of the advantages of these connections between literacy and technology. However, they also believed that teachers need to make better sense of how to use and maximize technology for literacy development in their classroom and teacher education programs. The second part of the paper will introduce two ongoing proposals that, in my opinion, are helping address these issues that these participants described. Both proposals look at ideas such as multimodality as a concept that illustrates how to best link literacy and technology. The first proposal is the creation of WebQuests within one of the preservice courses at UPB-Medellín. The second proposal is the multinational research project "Learning by Design". This section of the paper will explain what each is about, how it is being carried out, and the possibilities for other researchers to contribute to these ideas in their own contexts.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia