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ERIC Number: EJ1086188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
The Pearl Side of Online Portfolios: A Descriptive Study on the Rich Experience of Using PearlTrees by Master Students of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Albaiz, Tahany
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v15 n1 p136-140 Jan 2016
Teaching English to ESL teachers is a challenging task for a number of reasons, the lack of connection between the target language and the native one being one of the most challenging factors (Ferlazzo & Sypnieski, 2013). Therefore, teachers are supposed to be innovators in creating the tools that could boost the learning process, as well as eliminate the factors that may possibly inhibit it in any way. In the era of information technology, a variety of digital tools that a teacher can use for empowering students to learn languages have emerged. PearlTrees is one of these tools; allowing sharing information fast and communicating efficiently, the specified site can be viewed as a perfect tool for enhancing ESL teachers' skills through shared knowledge, peer assessment (Daniels, 2002), scaffolding (Combs, 2004) and support from the teacher, and active participation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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