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ERIC Number: EJ1145641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Using Videos of Students in the Classroom to Enhance Learner Autonomy
Wachob, Phyllis
Teaching English with Technology, v11 n2 p18-28 2011
Although the technology of digital videos is available, many classroom EFL teachers are unsure of what they can do with videos. This paper will present some reasons why teachers should consider using videos of student performance based on ideas of motivation and learner autonomy. Three activities are presented with checklists and protocols that can be implemented in classrooms. These activities are based on using technology, but integrate skills such as: reflection, evaluation, critique, listening, speaking and writing. These critical skills, along with higher levels of motivation, are prerequisites to learner autonomy. Some considerations about how to prepare students before, during and after videotaping as well as some hints on how to videotape are also included. Technology is not a substitute for teaching, nor does it stand alone as a technique, but when integrated into other classroom practices can help promote learner autonomy.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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