One of such areas is education in which there has been a transition of the tools of instruction, the skills to be developed, and the new ways of communication that teachers and students have access nowadays (Roblyer, 2015; Greene, Yu & Copeland, 2014 ). Gadgets such as interactive boards, iPads, and smart phones, are some of the tools which are available to be used for educational purposes (Carrington &Robinson, 2009; Castek, 2012). These gadgets and the Internet have become crucial tools in bilingual education since it helps learners to improve their English language proficiency and support them in the learning of content area (Castek, 2012, Mckee-Waddell, 2015). It is the responsibility for educators, school administrators and everyone involved in education to provide learners with digital opportunities to succeed in school (Castek, 2012). If learners are successful in the school, they will eventually succeed in the workplace (Castek,
Giving teachers more of a reason to incorporate technology into the classroom and shift towards a student-centred dynamic. Secondly, the curriculum can significantly help teachers as well. The curriculum clearly demonstrates ways in which Digital Technology integrates into other areas. An example of this is with Geography. VCAA states that within digital technologies “students learn how to collect, sort, validate, represent and manipulate data and information” (Paragraph).
Designing more laboratories with computer and internet access is a useful approach to help students and teacher to reach the authentic materials. School libraries should be equipped with plenty of English books, magazines, stories to help students familiar with these kinds of materials. When used properly with the above-discussed techniques and approaches, authentic materials and videos are beneficial to teachers and learners of English language not in listening lesson only, but also in other skills of English
• Benefits of computer security awareness? • What are the results of the students current perception of computer security • Why students may perceive computer security the way they do? • What resources are in place to assist with better computer awareness and security on campus 1.4 Research Approach According to Creswell (cited by Maree, 2007:265) the main objective of qualitative research is to investigate and interpret a fact or situation
.Study on Virtual Classroom Paper: Web Based Virtual Learning Environments: A Research Framework And A Preliminary Assessment Of Effectiveness In Basic IT Skills Training. This paper was written by Gabriele Piccoli, RamiAhmad and Blake Ives MIS Quarterly. The reason behind writing this paper was to make people aware of effective education atmosphere. In this paper, three main things are discussed, firstly it defines the VLE (virtual learning environment), secondly it presents the effectiveness of VLE and finally it emphasizes the design of VLE. In this paper the comparison between VLEs and CAI (computer aided instruction) is also discussed that VLE is broader than CAI because VLE can encourage electronic interaction and discussion more purely
Moreover, the present school curriculum also demands self-learning, which again directs the student towards the world of information and communication technologies. This has spread the importance and need of using English language by the young generation. The future generation teachers hence need to be well prepared and competent to face the students of the digital era. They should study and stay current. Hence, it can be stated that good communicative skills are necessary for those who aspire higher education, for acquiring better jobs, and also for application in one’s day to day life.
Influence ICT tools use in language learning to improve communication skills in Arts and science colleges *Dinesh P, **Dr. J. Karthikeyan *Research Scholar, Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT University, Vellore. **Assistant professor (Senior) in English, School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT University, Vellore. Abstract A resourceful English language teacher to equip with using variety of ICT tools is desirable in English language as a second language classroom. The challenges of language teacher instruction increases when prescribed English as a second Language with the help of course materials are constituted with too many interactive language proficiency activities. Most importantly ICT as a common
It is clear that learning a foreign language contributes to the acquisition of linguistic, cultural and social elements, which promote many of these competences. Furthermore, the digital competence may be very relevant since it introduces ICT into classroom use, as well as because of the importance of English as the language for international communication in business, research and for social purposes. However, it is more difficult to introduce the mathematical and scientific competences. Yet, this teaching programme tries to approach them to the subject as far as possible. On the basis of the Royal Decree 112/2007 of July 20th, which shows a list of the contribution of every subject to the acquision of key competences, here are defined those
Discussions/Findings This literature review explored the role of technology to enhance EFL students’ learning and motivation. Particularly, it identified the technological resources that are currently used in EFL language classrooms at a college level. In addition, it explored how such technological resources are employed in order to improve college students’ English learning. As well, it examined the impact of technology use on college students’ motivation to learn English. From the wide variety of the technological resources technological resources teachers and students use the internet, computers and mobile devices such as smartphones, iPads, iPods, and tablets.
THE STUDY ON EFFECTIVENESS OF ICT TOOLS AMONG STUDENTS IN VARIED SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE THEIR LISTENING SKILLS *P.Dinesh * J.Karthikeyan *Research scholar- English, Department of English, VIT University, Vellore-632014 **Assistant professor senior in English, VIT University, Vellore-632014 Abstract: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become the common tool for all aspect of life and its impact on Education is a very high in recent days. Gen-x and Gen-z Students are exposed modern technical gadgets and use various types of ICT and visual culture media outside the classroom. This paper is an attempt to disclose the need for English language teachers to equip their classroom with ICT tools to avoid generation gap. It also discusses the importance of using ICT effectively in the classroom there by making the students play an active role in the English language learning. Key words: ICT, Listening, tools, Schools, learners autonomy Introduction Technology has made high progress in the last few decades.