This connectivity allows them to communicate and collaborate live regardless of location; to gain admission of vast and accessible information; and to author or contribute content promptly to web sites and weblogs (Geck, Caroline, 2006). According to Krentler & Willis- Flurry (2005), integrating technology in the classroom can enhance student learning, However, many teachers are still not able to effectively integrate technology into the classroom to support instruction in a meaningful manner despite overall increased access to technology both in and out of the classroom (Mundy & Kupczynskil,
A) Web 2.0 teaching tools-are an internet tools that allow the teacher to go beyond, just receiving information through the internet, the teacher expected to interact and create content with learners. It has the offers opportunity to provide customized learning environments where students create their own knowledge, rather than passively receive information from the teacher, interact and collaborate with learners who have similar interests globally, and obtain opportunities to learn to become professionals in communities of practice. b) They can be used by teachers to transform their work and more specifically to support the students in the classroom. By teaching curriculum content through internet, create/edit video and so much more. They can be used to enhance teaching and collaboration among teachers and students as well as increase professional collaboration between educators and student.
However, with the rapid improvements in Worldwide Web and the Internet (which are still two blurred terms), things has changed a lot. The students has become digital natives and they are actually technologically savvy. Hence, it is important to continue to explore the conditions under which technology can best be utilized as maintained by Al-Mahrooqi and Troudi (2014). From educational aspects, the teachers started to use computers as assistants for their lessons because it is/was impossible to separate technology from the students. To clarify how the teachers use it as blended language teaching, some important tools can be given at this point.
Pieces of information can be accessed, created, and shared through different technologies. One must not only know how to find information on the web but also have the ability to understand and assemble information using digital technology itself. The ability to properly analyze digital information as learned through digital learning tools are a great advance when it comes to work. As technology continues to advance and additional digital communication applications emerge, the way education is to be presented changes. With the use of advancement in technology, digital learning tools are used by most universities in order to establish a good quality of education among the students.
The use of different forms of technology can be seen in our classroom. Where books, flash cards, charts and the tradition blackboard had a long lasting presence it has been slowly replaced by iPads, laptops, desktops, tablets and projectors. The use of technology has it places from the infant level of learning to the highest levels of tertiary education. Technology can be simply explained as tools used to organization of human activities. These tools can be found in the classroom as reading books, exercise books, textbooks, blackboard and charts that make the learning experience easier for the students and teachers.
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).
Technology And Education Technology play an important role in education for both students an teachers, it has changed the way we learn By the help of modern technology developed last decade such as internet, which defines as “is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies”(Wikipedia), The learning process became easy in addition it helped students learn easily and quickly and encourage them to learn more and read more. Also it helped
Computer-assisted learning (CAL) is an individualized method of self-study using the computer to deliver an educational activity. Computer-assisted learning involves the use of computers and modern computing technologies, embodied in both software and hardware devices, to enhance learning. It allows learners to proceed at their own pace with immediate and continuous feedback on their progress as a response to a software program. (Chuengkriankrai, Kaveevivitchai, Luecha Panijpan, Ruenwongsa,and Thanooruk, 2015). A study for undergraduates in health professions used computer-assisted learning to determine online learning’s omnipresence for a convenient and a cost-effective alternative of traditional demonstration (George et al., 2014).
Computer and the internet are especially useful to promote student engagement in learning and positively impact students’ performance and achievement. Recommendations The following recommendations are hereby proffered: 1. There should be mainstreaming of ICTs application especially the computer and internet in education systems at all levels, for they benefit curriculum implementation and promotes students’ learning. 2. Teachers should always engage themselves in the use of computers and internet as it will aid them in teaching in classroom.
forwarding the notion of the learner as an dynamic member in the learning process (ICC, 2002,p 14). Placed in advanced technological settings students are given the chance to work in an autonomous manner, becoming more responsible of their own learning process and of the knowledge they attain, hence becoming more informed of the contents and aims to be accomplished. The integration of ICT into the English classroom promotes, mainly, communication: “Learning on-line is different from learning off-line in another important way: there is much more learning and much less teaching (…) aleast there is much less teaching as it is typically done in off-line settings”in the way Peterson and Facemyer (1996:55) specify. Warschauer (1996), on his behalf,