Technology in Language Teaching (The negative effects ( Creates Enough…
Technology in Language Teaching
Technology is the skills, methods, and processes used to achieve goals. (Wikipedia).
Kinds of technologies
Class blogs and wikis
Benefits for students
Examples : Delivering teaching through gamification, Taking students on virtual field trips
Encourages individual learning.
Examples: Students can learn at their own speed, Review difficult concepts or skip ahead if they need to.
Encourages collaboration. Example: Working on different projects by collaborating with others on forums or by sharing documents on their virtual learning environments.
Benefits for teachers
Teachers can use different apps or trusted online resources to enhance the traditional ways of teaching and to keep students more engaged.
Having virtual learning environments in schools enhances collaboration and knowledge sharing between teachers.
The negative effects
Creates Enough Opportunities for Cheating
Learners Get Disconnected from the Real World
Misguided due to Wrong Information
Difficult to Deal with the Online Courses
The reliability of these technologies for classroom use. Learners can therefore challenge their teachers.
Some Innovative Ways To Use Technology In Education:
Podcasts Do Matter
Examples: Basic research on an academic topic, Lectures from other educators, Podcasts blogs.
Video Feedback, Quiz, and Surveys
Examples: Encourage students to create forms, quiz, and polls related to your academic activities with a tool like Google Forms.
Slideshow Presentations With Multimedia
Short video clip