Language is a living and dynamic entity and its growth or stagnation depends upon its socio-cultural conditions in the society. With the coming of information technology, there has been revolutionary change in the linguistic forms and use of English language. Educational technology is the practice of facilitating learning and through it we can improve our performance by using and managing appropriate technological system. Technological innovations have gone hand in hand with this language in the past also. But the introduction of IT has altered ways of teaching English to a large extent in this digital world of communication.
This is due to the formation of a Global village aided by the global usage of the Internet. The term Global village refers to how members of a social group can be spread around the world yet be interconnected through various media. Due to the fact that English is the most common lingua franca on the Internet, users will make an attempt to incorporate certain words from English into their own language resulting in language borrowing which in turn results in a new hybrid language being formed. Therefore new dialects are formed. This gradual change can be observed in the youth of today who tend to be more technologically savvy than their parents.
An Extending Line from the Classroom to the Globalized World in ELT The use and the effect of technology in Second Language Learning influence both the teachers and learners in terms of the language. Moeller and Catalano emphasize that there should be more attention on the new dimension of language learning/teaching through Information-Communication-Technology (the ICT). Therefore, teachers and learners take different roles in such a learning environment. Learners make up their own learning strategies to improve the language at their own pace, and accordingly they create their learning autonomy which is necessarily required from the learners in order to acquire an inclusive learning. On the other hand, a shift from teachers' authority
Even though FL teaching can be fostered with traditional aids, new media such as computer software and the Internet enrich the repertoire of educational tools” (Pérez, 2005). Such I the cae that new technologies will be a key tool: audio-visual resources (e.g., videos and songs taken from the Internet will be employed, especially to work on Listening skills). Anyways, the use of more traditional visual resources such as flashcards will be promoted since “they are a good way to present, practice and recycle vocabulary” (Ibid. ), so the potential of these more traditional tools is not to be undervalued. The use of ICTs is a fundamental aspect of this Unit of Work given that students will be in constant contact with Information and Communication Technologies.
By understanding the cause of the problems and appropriateness of the solutions, these instructors and learners might be getting a new way in effective teaching method. Moreover, this research will provide suggestions on what are the effective teaching methods improving English communication skills in non-native speakers. And importantly, this research will educate the educators in deciding on what is the best way to develop the curriculum of the communication skills in EFL
This paper examines the challenges of globalism and media technology in education. Globalism can be defined as the spread of a very broad range of thoughts and practices, beyond the limitations of an individual into the world (Barlow. J, 2002). Globalism is inter-related to the process of globalisation. With the process of globalization, new culture (Robertson, 1992), new value and new knowledge that can be spread around from one society to another, therefore it increases the degree of globalism.
Education means more than just teaching a student to read, write, and dealing with numbers. ICT, such as the Internet, computers and advanced electronic devices are becoming essential in everyday life and have changed the education systems equally. How this new technology is utilized and managed in the school curriculum by teachers will play an important role in widening the resource and knowledge base for all students. In this essay, I will be deliberating on the importance of integrating ICT in school curriculum and how it has enhanced the pedagogy methods. To begin with, ICT stands for information and communication technologies and are defined as a different set of technological tools, devices and resources used to communicate, to create, disseminate, store, and manage information (Steadman, 1998).
Availabilities of Latest Technologies Technology is continually developed bringing with it different changes in the society. The field of technology affects the human life in many aspects. In education, the role of technology in teaching is of great importance because of the use of information and communication technologies (Stošić, 2015). The exponential growth of technology usage in education, via such applications of distance education, Internet access, simulations, and educational games has raisedsubstantially the focus and importance of educational technology research (Ross, Morrison, and Lowther 2010). Based onKitson, Fletcher, Kearney, and TX (2007) the most frequently used technologies in schools are e-mail, telephone systems, and
They are promoting changes in the working conditions, handling and exchanging of information, teaching-learning approaches and so on. The impact of ICTs is so significant in education, this shows that ICTs are making major differences in the teaching approaches and the ways students are learning. ICTs-enhanced learning atmosphere promotes active, collaborative, creative, integrative and evaluative learning as a great advantage over the traditional method. Finally, the study concludes that despite some limitations and disadvantages of ICTs, it is still believed that ICTs are beneficial because there is a consensus that development of any country depends on the quality of education offered to its citizens. Computer and the internet are especially useful to promote student engagement in learning and positively impact students’ performance and achievement.
1.0 Introduction The developments in information and communication technology (ICT) have brought psychological, sociological as well as technological changes in the field of education. The present boon of ICT has its own very special impact on education. This impact of ICT is noticeable in formal and informal education, traditional and professional education as well as at all levels of education. The most recent influence of the ICT in the field of education is recognized as e-learning. E-learning has many other nomenclatures such as computer assisted instruction, computer-based training, online education, web-based training, etc.