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Technology in English for Academic Purposes: Pete Sharma

Technology in English for Academic Purposes: Pete Sharma | TELT | Scoop.it
Technology in English for Academic Purposes
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Pete Sharma has this new blog.  Let's see what he sees as technology needs specific to this area

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IWB debate - IWB for Language Teachers

IWB debate - IWB for Language Teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Nicky Hockly moderated an IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG webinar debate on IWBs in language teaching in January 2013, with contributions from Pete Sharma and Gavin Dudeney.

 

Debate then continued on the LT SIG list - I'm reposting here since it's relevant to our EU project iTILT on the IWB in language teaching (http://itilt.eu).

 

Join this group and follow the debate LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com (free membership)

 

You can also join IATEFL and the LT SIG (subscription) and hear a recording of the webinar.

Shona Whyte's insight:

The topic of IWBs seems to generate a lot of discussion between enthusiasts and detractors.

 

My own feeling after spending a couple of years training, observing and researching language teachers' development with respect to IWB use is that this tool doesn't often get a fair trial.  

 

Teachers often find themselves with cheaper boards, peripherals and software, little or no technical support, very limited, often generic training, and no time or support to develop effective uses.

 

So the IWB is underexploited, and we conclude it is neither pedagogically transformative nor cost-effective.  And so we turn to other, newer tools ...

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