iTESOL: Analogous practices in the SLA classroom

McDonald, Lisa (2011) iTESOL: Analogous practices in the SLA classroom. In: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Conference (EduLearn11), 4-6 Jul 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

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Recent studies of emerging technologies have shown that mobile phone production now exceeds one billion devices globally per year (Johnson, Levine & Smith, 2008). With a level of production that signifies a shift in the ownership of 'networked machines' from institutions to individuals, the broad appeal of portable technologies now offers individuals access and control over a growing range of electronic resources. This paper explores resource sharing and collaborative communications practices in the spaces of the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) classroom. From informal conversations with students and the writer’s observations, the paper discusses the processes of language acquisition that can emerge through portable technologies such as handheld translators, smartphones, portable computers, and so on. It considers how these kinds of technologies orchestrate and influence student classroom interactions and experiences. In particular, the writing examines social learning in the SLA classroom, and how, what is often subtle dialogue between digital/electronic technologies and classroom learners, can provide enduring and creative frameworks for language acquisition in the contemporary world.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 10:28
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: english language teaching and learning, classroom technologies, digital literacies, communication, social learning
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy

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