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Author Blake, Robert J
Title Brave New Digital Classroom : Technology and Foreign Language Learning
Imprint Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (206 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter 1 SLA, Language Teaching, and Technology: An Overview -- Chapter 2 Web Pages in Service of L2 Learning -- Chapter 3 CALL and Its Evaluation -- Chapter 4 Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) -- Chapter 5 Distance Learning for Languages: Does It Measure Up? -- Chapter 6 Putting It All Together -- Appendix to Chapter 5 -- Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- P -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Brave New Digital Classroom deftly interweaves results of pedagogical research and descriptions of the most successful computer-assisted language learning (CALL) projects to explore how technology can best be employed in the foreign-language curriculum to assist the second language acquisition process.Directed to all language teachersùwhether at the school or the postsecondary level, with or without prior experienceùthis book focuses on how to use new technologies effectively. Blake urges teachers to move beyond a simple functional competence of knowing how to use the tools toward first a critical competenceùrealizing what the various tools are good forùand ultimately a rhetorical competence of knowing how the tools will help transform the learning environment. This book examines the effective use of a range of technologies, from Internet sites through computer-mediated communication such as synchronous chatting and blogs, to distance learning. At the end of each chapter questions and activities demonstrate the interactionist, learner-centered pedagogy Blake espouses. An invaluable reference for experienced researchers and CALL developers as well as those of limited experience, Brave New Digital Classroom is also ideal for graduate-level courses on second language pedagogy. It will also be of interest to department chairs and administrators seeking to develop and evaluate their own CALL programs
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Blake, Robert J. Brave New Digital Classroom : Technology and Foreign Language Learning Washington : Georgetown University Press,c2008 9781589012127
Subject Education. -- General.;Educación. -- General.;Libros electronicos
Electronic books
Alt Author Chun, Dorothy M
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