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Digital technologies & language teaching: real innovation or just another fad?


Kebble, PG and Bown, AN, Digital technologies & language teaching: real innovation or just another fad?, Proceedings of the TasTESOL 2015 conference, 21 March, Sacred Heart College, Hobart, pp. 3. (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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Can digital technologies really improve English language teaching, or are we just caught up in a contemporary fad, much like language and computer labs? This presentation initially considers whether digital technologies can actually enhance language pedagogies and posits whether there is any substitute for quality face to face teaching. The session will proceed by examining a number of digital software packages and applications designed to enhance learning and teaching in a TESOL classroom, with the objective of discerning whether these truly have the potential for positive impact.

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Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:TESOL, technology, language teaching
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Linguistics
Research Field:Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kebble, PG (Dr Paul Kebble)
UTAS Author:Bown, AN (Dr Andy Bown)
ID Code:106923
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-02-26
Last Modified:2016-03-04

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