THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COLLABORATIVE WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN ELT CLASSROOMS

SARIÇOBAN, Arif and KURUM, Eyüp Yaşar (2011) THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COLLABORATIVE WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN ELT CLASSROOMS. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The internet applications first labeled by Tim O‘Reilly in 2004 as Web 2.0 have offered numerous new opportunities for the English teachers. Blogging, wikis, podcasting, and social networking are a few examples of the so-called Web 2.0 technologies that language teachers are currently exploring. However, not only many ELT teachers currently working at the schools but also a good number of prospective English teachers‘ awareness of Web 2.0 tools in ELT is far from satisfactory (Usluel and others, 2009). This paper aims to provide awareness for the educators for the potentials of Web 2.0 tools in language learning and teaching. A theoretical foundation for a technology enhanced pedagogy is outlined, one that places Web 2.0 within a social constructivist and connectivist context. Also the importance of Web 2.0 tools in providing comprehensible input to the language learner is emphasized. Finally, an overview of relevant technologies applicable to ELT is provided, along with successful classroom usage models and links to online resources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web 2.0 tools, collaborative learning environments, social constructivism, connectivism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 14:08
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 12:37
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/28

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