Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Module 1.2: Introduction to computer hardware and software

Compiled from http://www.ict4lt.org/ by Ismail Sangkala Aims This module aims to tell the language teacher what he/she needs to know about computer technology. The module explains the jargon and concepts in ways which make sense to the non-specialist, enabling him/her to communicate more effectively with ICT managers and technicians in educational institutions and with software [...]

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Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Technology ushers in fundamental structural changes that can be integral to achieving significant improvements in productivity. Used to support both teaching and learning, technology infuses classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and hand held devices; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; builds [...]

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Why full-day school will not work in Indonesia?

For decades, politicians have been debating over different ideas for education reform for Indonesian education. Muhajir Effendy, recently appointed Education and Culture Minister, for instance, promotes his controversial plan to extend school hours for elementary and junior high school students in order to have better-educated students and less stressful parents. In the time when Indonesia’s [...]

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E-mail Activities in the ESL Writing Class

Author & Co-author: Ron Belisle ronb [at] mfwi.org Nishinomiya, Japan Mukogawa Women's University Introduction This article explores the student and teacher benefits of using electronic mail (e-mail) in an ESL writing class. It also explains several e-mail writing activities and sample assignments that have proven useful in a program with first and second year Japanese [...]

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Bax’s criticism to Warschauer’s analysis of the development of CALL

Warschauer's Analysis (Kern & Warschauer, 2000; Warschauer, 1996; Warschauer, 2004) (*Note: the three stages have not occurred in a rigid sequence. As each new stage has emerged, previous stages continue.)  Structural / Behavioristic CALL (1960s -1970s) View of Language: Structural (a formal structural system)English Teaching Paradigm: Grammar-Translation & Audio-lingual Principal Use of Computers: Drill and Practice Principal Objective: Accuracy Characteristics: Repeated exposure to the same material is [...]

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What is CALL?

Introduction The acronym CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) appears to have been coined at the beginning of the 1980s. The first occurrence we have found is in (Davies & Steel 1981). By 1982 it was in widespread use in the UK, featuring in the title of Issue No. 1 (July 1982) of the newsletter CALLBOARD and in Davies & Higgins (1982). In the USA [...]

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