Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning (Paperback)
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Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 22/09/2008
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"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 teachers - whether at the school or the postsecondary level, with or without prior experience - this 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 competence - realizing what the various tools are good for - and 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.

Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589012127
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm

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