Technology in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Technology in Second Language Teaching and Learning
Instruction
Provides scaffolds
Use of effective tools and methods
Interactive component
Builds 21st century skills
Encourages greater autonomy and individualization
Motivation
Differentiated learning
Increased engagement
Access to a wide range of information/resources
Allows L2 students to demonstrate IT skills and uses of diverse technological tools
Culture
provides opportunities to communicate in different contexts/across physical borders
Increased productivity
Promotes collaboration
Fun, innovative and exciting methods,
No restrictions on time and space
Outcomes
Better, creative outcomes
Positive effects on learning outcomes and gains
Change, shift in worldviews
Supports instruction
Digital Age
Progressive
Improved quality of education
Meaning connections to life
Expands learning
Access to technology widespread
Improves teacher effectiveness
Networking
Appreciation for social dynamics, diverse individuals
Greater sense of community
Easier access to others
Exploration
Assessments
Differentiated
Diverse
L2 students effectively reach goals
Choice
Internet interest communities
Relationship development and maintenance
Creative
L2 students participate in not only consumption, but in production phase
Promotes language use
Many online tools
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