From marginalisation to transformation: how ICT is being used in ESL learning today

Denise E. Murray

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Abstract

    ICT has been used in classrooms for more than two decades. Over this time, its use has changed, as has the technology itself. This article1 describes these changes and then reports on a series of research studies that have examined second language learners' use of the new technologies in language classrooms in Australia. This evidence-based practice leads us to re-think the role of ICT in education. The research indicates that teachers need to explicitly teach the characteristics of these new discourses for learners to use ICT competently to learn languages. Further, it shows that computer programs that seek to teach learners need to provide carefully scaffolded instruction that utilises the full interactivity potential of ICT.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20-35
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Pedagogies and Learning
    Volume4
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • information communication technology
    • ESL
    • EFL
    • language education

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'From marginalisation to transformation: how ICT is being used in ESL learning today'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this