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ERIC Number: EJ1129406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Enhance Language Teaching & Learning: An Interview with Dr. A. Gumawang Jati
Floris, Flora Debora
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v25 n2 p139-146 Jul 2014
In recent years, information and communication technology (ICT) has become embedded and affected the every aspect of our lives. Rapid development of ICT has changed our language teaching pedagogy at all levels. Teachers, curriculum developers, researchers have been constantly striving to find techniques to use some form of it to both assist and enhance language learning. What is more exciting is that studies have demonstrated positive effects that ICT brings towards students' learning motivation (Chenoweth, Ushida & Murday, 2006; Stepp-Greany, 2002), students' personal needs and learning styles (Gimenez, 2000), students' language mastery (Stepp-Greany, 2002), effective teaching and learning process (Al-Jarf, 2004), etc. Although these studies have shown that ICT has the potential important role in supporting and enhancing language learning, the use of ICT should never be the goal in and of itself. The responsibility for language instruction should be in the hands of qualified teachers who have the knowledge and expertise to manage and to make the best use of it to accomplish learning objectives. This interview highlights the issue of bringing ICT into the English language classrooms. Dr. A. Gumawang Jati, a senior lecturer at Faculty of Arts and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) who specializes in the area of Technology and Education, was interviewed to share his experiences and insights on how ICT could be effectively used to support the language development process.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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