Подкастинг в обучении иностранным языкам: дидактические особенности, возможности и проблемы (на материале английского языка)
The article reviews the benefits and some of the current challenges of using podcasting in foreign language teaching and learning. To illustrate the didactic value of podcasting, detailed examples of popular podcast sites for English language learners are provided within the framework of an existing classification. The author proposes a set of criteria for analysing and selecting podcasts to ensure their effective integration into the foreign language classroom.
The article discusses the didactic potential of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the challenges of integrating CMC tools into foreign language education.
ля сопровождения и обеспечения учебного процесса на всех уровнях образования, а также профессиональной подготовки.
The paper discusses some educational features of a modern media-sharing tool (VoiceThread) and highlights its pedagogical affordances in foreign language education.
This book presents a course of English for Specific Purposes devoted specifically to the widely-discussed topic Web 2.0. It covers several aspects of online communication ranging from online friendship to business interacions. The activities presented in the coursebook are aimed at developing students’ communicative competence in both written and oral discourse. Web 2.0 includes a variety of authentic articles that arouse interest and provoke discussions. It also presents listening texts based on professional podcasts. Most grammar and vocabulary activities are developed from authentic texts as well.
Web 2.0 can be used at the B2-C1 levels of Common European Famework. The coursebook will help learn and practice the target vocabulary. It will be relevant to those interested in the development of Information and Communication Technologies in general and the Internet in particular.
This article examines the distinct differences between ‘distance education’ and ‘e-learning’ in higher education settings, analyzes the advantages of e-learning, formulates the main directions of its use in the educational environment pedagogical university. The article describes the experience of using e-learning in training courses for teachers of economics in the project of the Institute for Economic Education of the University by Carl von Ossietzky (Germany) and Herzen State Pedagogical university of Russia.
The paper reports on the results of a pilot study investigating the effects of a teacher-made website on Psychology majors’ foreign language acquisition. The author outlines the didactic opportunities, the principles, and the practical aspects of employing a teacher website to enhance students’ language proficiency and autonomy outside the language classroom (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University).
Information and communication technology (ICT) is accepted as one of the foundations of modern society. ICTs have become an important part of the modern culture and almost all aspects of life. The information revolution started in the developed countries and mainly these countries have benefitted from these technologies. There are significant differences between developed and developing countries regarding accessing and using ICTs. This can be defined as the global digital divide. There are also different types of the digital divide within a country, such as the gender divide, the age divide, and the income divide. In this paper, the authors explore the digital divide within and between Russia and Turkey.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.