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ERIC Number: ED527672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
E-Learning as a Strategy to Teach English in Thailand: A Professional Development Model to Support Teacher Growth
Quigley, Donna
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 5 p624-631 2011
Thai school age students as young as eight years old are increasingly being immersed in the Internet world, and as a result, they are accelerating their learning and communication skills in English even without noticing. For educators, the ICT (information communication technology) revolution that has occurred in the last few decades needs to be both understood and taken seriously. The potential for e-learning to engage Thai learners and raise the levels for student performance standards clearly necessitates changes in the curriculum, the resources that teachers use and more importantly what teachers understand to be their role in an increasingly wireless world. This paper outlines a professional development model that was developed to support teachers who are reluctant or less able to implement e-learning with opportunities to explore the potential of education related Internet sites based upon their personal levels of awareness, ICT skills and confidence. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand