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  1. E-Learning in English Language Teaching and Learning Kasamaporn Maneekao Sonthida Keyuravong King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Presented at Thammasat Language Institute, September 8th, 2007 ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  2. Outline of presentation • Tasks • Definitions and types of E-learning • Uses of E-learning in ELT • Resources for E-learning in ELT • Integrating E-learning into ELT • Workshop: Integrating E-learning into ELT ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  3. Tasks Get into 5 groups and do the following tasks: • Group 1 – Using a non-dedicated web site • Group 2 – Using a dedicated web site • Group 3 – Using an in-house CD ROM • Group 4 – Using a commercial CD ROM or an online program • Group 5 – Using an in-house online program ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  4. Definition of E-learning An education innovation that has transformed the use of traditional way of learning to the use of modern technology such as video, computer, CD ROM, internet, intranet, satellite, etc. to deliver content of learning through electronic equipment in various learning environment ranging from learning with the teacher in the classroom using computer, web-based learning and distant learning. http://www.capella.edu/elearning ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  5. Definition of E-learning Learning facilitated and supported through the use of information and communications technology, e-learning can cover a spectrum of activities from supported learning, to blended learning (the combination of traditional and e-learning practices), to learning that is entirely online. Whatever the technology, however, learning is the vital element. internal.bath.ac.uk/web/cms-wp/glossary.html ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  6. Definition of E-learning The delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means. E-learning involves the use of a computer or electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) in some way to provide training, educational or learning material. http://derekstockley.com.au/elearning-definition.html ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  7. Traditional way of teaching uses chalks and board content of learning delivered by teacher learning environment is limited with only teachers in class have limited choice of learning E-learning - usesmodern technology content of learning delivered by electronic equipment learning environment ranges from being with T in class to using computer with teachers and using computer on one’s own have various choices of learning Definition of E-learning ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  8. Uses of E-learning in ELT Tools vs Tutors supplement complement Blended learning Fully online ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  9. E-learning as tools • Supplement – • part of classroom instruction • learners make the decision to learn or not • activities e.g. reviewing what has been taught, doing exercises, or doing reading assignment before class discussion, etc. ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  10. E-learning as tools • Complement – • a part of classroom instruction • teachers assign learners to learn specific content or search for specific info on the internet. • learners do the activities designed by teachers • work is evaluated at the end ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  11. E-learning as tutors  Replaces teaching in the classroom. The content is completed in itself and can be divided into 2 types: • Blended learning – combines online and face-to-face approaches • Fully online – truly online and learners are on their own. ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  12. The Continuum of Technology-Based Learning Tools Tutors Tutors Face-to-face teaching Classroom aids Face-to-face E-learning (mixed mode) Distance Education NO E-LEARNING FULLY E-LEARNING Bates (2003) Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  13. Resources for E-learning in ELT Stand-alone Networked Online/web-based learning Multimedia programs used on computers (hard drive or from CD Rom) ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  14. Resources on the internet WWW A resource for information CMC A tool for communication Dedicated EFL web sites Non-dedicated web sites • CLOSED • E-mail • Web cam • OPENED • Bulletin Board • VDO conference • Discussion list • For materials • development • For language practice • For project work INFO LITERACY SKILLS & ICT SKILLS Requires efficient and effective management of information Requires management of information and netiquette ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong Jarvis, The Teacher Trainer (2002)

  15. 2 approaches in using technology for language learning • Focus on TECHNOLOGY • What is technology and how I can use it in teaching English? – the reasons of use of technology is from Ts ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  16. 2 approaches in using technology for language learning • Focus on PEDAGOGY • What language learning do students need and how can technology help? • Ts think about what Ss needs (curriculum) and what technology can help Ss to learn better ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  17. Pedagogy before Technology “Technology is not a panacea or a magic bullet that suddenly transforms all learning. The effectiveness of educational technology depends on how it is employed to meet educational goals for particular kinds of students in specific language learning environment…” Oxford and others 1998 ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  18. What technology cannot do! ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  19. Integrating E-learning into ELT(Things to consider) TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM integrate WHY? WHEN? WHERE? WHAT? HOW? ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  20. WHY? • What is/are your purpose(s) of integrating technology into your English curriculum? • To expose learners to authentic use of language • To consolidate learning (practice everything learnt) • To motivate learning • To prepare learners for the real world • Etc. ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  21. HOW? • How are you going to use the technology for the learners? • As a tool to supplement or complement your class? • Or as a tutor to replace your teaching? ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  22. WHAT? • What resources are you going to use? • a non-dedicated web site • a dedicated web site • an in-house CD ROM • a commercial CD ROM or an online program • an in-house online program ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  23. WHERE? • In which part of the curriculum do you want to integrate technology? • At the end of each unit • One project after mid term and another project after the final • One main project at the end of the semester • Etc. ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  24. WHEN? • At what stage of your instruction do you want to include technology? • At the beginning • At the presentation stage • At the Practice stage • At the end (Task stage) ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  25. STEPS • Decide why you want to include technology in your teaching (WHY?) • Decide how technology is going to be used in your teaching  Tools or Tutors (HOW?) • Survey ways technology can be used (WHAT?) • Study the curriculum (map it out) ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  26. STEPS(continued) • Decide where (which units) and when (at which stage of lessons) to integrate technology (WHERE & WHEN?) • Design the activities/projects ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong

  27. WORKSHOP • Plan on how you can integrate technology into your English curriculum, considering why, what, how, when, where?) • Choose a few recourses that are available at your Self-access Center and design one web-based activity for use with one of your units. ©2007 Kasamaporn Maneekao and Sonthida Keyuravong