Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Technology In Second Language Education

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NAME: ROWENA P. NOJA SECTION: BEE-III
DR.CONCEPCION G. BELZA
CRITICAL REVIEW
The Advantages of Using Technology in Second Language Education
SUMMARY:
Web-based writing instruction has proved to be an important factor in enhancing the writing quality of low-ability English as foreign language (EFL) students. In a study designed to examine the effectiveness of Web-based instruction in the writing of freshman EFL students, Al-Jarf (2004) found that the use of Web-based lessons as a supplement to traditional in-class writing instruction was significantly more effective than teaching which depended on the textbook alone.
Analysing Advantages and Disadvantages
ADVANTAGES
-The first advantage of using new technology in language classrooms can be interpreted in light of the changing goals of language education and the shifting conditions in our post-industrial society (Warschauer and Meskill 2000).
-Technology integration in foreign language teaching demonstrates the shift in educational paradigms from a behavioural to a constructivist learning approach.
DISADVANTAGES
-Objectionable materials, predators, copyright violations and plagiarism, viruses and hacking, netiquette behaviour, and privacy issues.
-Start-up costs, which include hardware, software, staffing and training, are expensive.
-Spending too much time on computers is considered harmful to a child 's development of relationships and social skills (Roblyer 2003).
REVIEW:
The advent of modern technology

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