Those older devices have changed into the new realm of technology such as satellite sets, MP3 players, iPod and computer assisted learning (CALL) environments. Importance of podcasting In this new standpoint, podcasting is the recent innovations from the self-contained oral/aural language tasks applied in language learning labs to the on-demand and more collaborative learning activities that are available constantly in different contexts of learning and teaching. Nowadays utilizing the technology devices as a means of integration CALL in to the classrooms is a necessity for teachers to illustrate the role of modernism in language teaching classes. Modifying traditional methods of teaching and learning into the innovative methods has been seen as an important factor in the recent areas of research (O’Brayan
Due to the rapid development of technology in education, our educational practice is continually subjected to renewal. The ICT has resulted educational changes in some ways that we conduct teaching and learning in schools or higher institution from more conventional drill and practice and direct instruction to a more constructivist, leaner-centred teaching and learning. On the past decades, there are vast studies on the use of ICT in teaching and learning that subjected to positive paradigm shift in education. The ICT has resulted educational changes in some ways that we conduct teaching and learning in schools or higher institution from more conventional drill and practice and direct instruction to a more constructivist, leaner-centred
In the study of Cuban (2001) as cited by Hixon, E & Buckenmeyer, J, (2009) as the technology infrastructure of schools expands, a common concern has been the underutilization of computers and other technologies in the classroom. Teachers are often blamed for failing to integrate technology into their teaching, giving such reasons as lack of time, training, equipment, and support. However, it has been suggested that these are not the “real” reasons technology is underutilized; instead, it is argued that teachers’ core values about teaching and learning are the primary
The use of electronic-computer based technology is both a good thing and a bad thing, which inadvertently causes issues in society’s education because there is circumstantial evidence to suggest that society is reliant on technology. Technology has become an indirect problem because more and more people in the education sphere choose to use the digital devices provided instead of more traditional methods. It has been suggested by a teacher, that the use of online programs for grade school level education and upper level studies, all online based have increased (Fink and Brown 3). Even more of a concern for many educators in the United States is the usage of grading systems based only on the mistakes that are imported into devices and the country’s willingness to use the
In professional development teachers are treated as active learners (Lieberman, 1994; McLaughlin and Zarrow, 2001), these learners are engaged in the concrete tasks of teaching, assessment, observation and reflection (Dadds, 2001; King and Newmann, 2000; Darling-Hammond and McLaughlin, 1995). The process of professional development is perceived as a long term process during which teachers learn over time that will result in acquiring more new experiences that allow them to be more effective through relating the prior knowledge with the new experiences (Cohen, 1990; Lieberman, 1994; Ganzer, 2000). Professional development is also perceived as a process which takes place within a particular context by relating training to classroom experiences;
Advances in technology have brought instructional materials – especially the projected and electronic materials to the forefront as the most radical tools of attaining 21st century skills, globalization and social development, which have affected the classroom teaching learning situation positively (Apondi, 2015). In the same vein, Ghavifekr & Rosdy, (2015) conveyed that Integration of Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) assists teachers to the global requirement to shift from traditional teaching methods with a technology-based teaching and learning tools and facilities As McDonald (2013) emphasized, teachers and educators should capitalize on this trend and should make use of technology for inducing an attitude change in the students which directing towards their study habits and intellectual growth. However, just adding a technology tool to a traditional teaching has not produced more effective instruction and doesn't provide much benefit. For effective use of technology in the classroom, teachers have to use it in a way; students are involved in the activity. Besides, as technology assists the teachers to make their teaching materials they get less reluctant to utilize technology (Sabzian, Gilakjani, Sodouri, 2013).
One significant impact of faster and better technologies, we have started to use web based learning environment. As web based is it as its optimum peak level, and people especially students knows more about where and how to use it, now it seems more relevant to blend online resource with traditional face-to-face blended learning idea. The objective of using blended learning approach is to create high impact learning outcome to students. It allows room for variety of different teaching modes and can address different learning styles and needs. Educators usually find it is difficult for them to make all the students happy when teaching a particular topic, but most likely by diversifying the teaching method, it is a good way to approach many
However, because of its complexity in the sense that it is too technology-driven, the intervention poses two pressing challenges: 1) its efficiency can be affected by teachers and school administrators who lack sufficient technological skills and knowledge; and can be hampered greatly even by small technological issues like poor internet connection and network glitches; 2) the system is too lesson-plan-construction-centered; the other facets of the school and of the teaching-learning process such as student behavior coaching, parenting education, classroom management, educational research methods, are somehow neglected in the system. Certainly, the collaborative and constructivist approaches to science and technology PCK enhancement has been
While on the other hand some believe that its modern day’s cultural imperialism (Chinnammai, 2005) . Information on Topic Globalization on education brought a rapid change in technology and communications within school systems due to which roles of students and teachers have changed. Currently education is becoming a lifelong learning and training process, developing transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied to competitive markets where knowledge and information is being traded as a commodity (Chinnammai, 2005). Electronic literacy is a new form of technique used with the introduction of technology where instructors rely on technology to deliver their lectures. Teachers prepare the lectures in electronic form and students submit assignments, projects and papers in electronic form.
The purpose of introduction ICT in education is to offer enormous potential for educators and teachers to develop a better teaching and learning environment for their learners (Lau et al, 2010). But according to Ng (2008), technology is not only an add-tool in teaching and learning process but more on foster peer learning, so that learners may learn through a holistic approach in an experiential environment. Described under several contributors who make use of e-learning lack of effectiveness in transferring knowledge. 2.2 Disadvantage of e-Learning Here are some other problems associated with the disadvantages of e-learning in the process of knowledge transfer. Contents learnt by students are easily forgotten.