Multimedia technology

how it changes classroom and communication : a case study of TEFL at junior middle schools of Nangang District, Harbin, Helongjiang, P.R.China

Kuo Huang

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Abstract

Based a district of Harbin, Heilongjiang, P.R.China, and comprehensive analysis on the qualitative data from the survey, interview and observation journals, this book studies how multimedia adoption may change classroom and impact communication in TEFL in junior middle schools. The study finds that, there is consent among researchers, educators, administers and policy makers that multimedia adoption positive impact on communications between teachers and students; on the other hand, how, when, and how much it should be adopted still remains problematic. The aughor finds that ages, mass teaching load, computer literacy, and the criteria on which the teachers are judged play important roles on their perceptions toward multimedia adoption besides common complains on hardware and software accessibility and suitability. The author concludes multimedia adoption is not an assemblage of machines and their accompanying software. One should not think of it and its application in education as a matter of computer literacy; rather, it evokes social reflections on how we perceive it, use it, and assess its effectiveness and value.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSaarbrücken, Germany
PublisherVDM Verlag Dr. Müller
ISBN (Print)9783639121308
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Educational technology--China
  • Computer-assisted instruction--China
  • Education--Data processing--China
  • Communication in foreign language education
  • English language--Study and teaching--China--Foreign speakers
  • English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
  • multimedia technology
  • classroom communication
  • media literacy

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