Интерактивное обучение иностранным языкам в эпоху информатизации образования
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).
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.
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.
Although foreign language instruction has seen a big surge in the integration of technology-enhanced forms of delivery of knowledge and interaction, research focusing on the value of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in the language classroom has not been extensive and has not received wide coverage. This article examines and outlines general findings regarding the educational capacity, benefits and limitations of three major CMC tools (text-based chats, discussion boards and wikis) for enhancing foreign and second language acquisition processes. Some insights are offered into the importance of specific CMC tools for supporting the collaborative nature of learning and learner autonomy, fostering students’ reflection and critical thinking skills and affording higher motivational gains and engagement in the language learning process.
This study explores pre‐service foreign language teachers’ (N=25) beliefs about the value and usefulness of employing technology‐enhanced activities (discussion forums, blogs, wikis, e‐portfolios, videotape recordings) in a methods course, and their perceptions of how these activities supported their learning. Likert‐scale items from an anonymous questionnaire indicated that participants found those activities beneficial for bridging theory and practice, enhancing critical thinking, and promoting professional growth. A qualitative analysis of participants’ reflections revealed that, despite technologyrelated challenges and preferences for other coursework activities, participants believed that the technology‐based activities provided increased opportunities for varied and richer interactions, peer feedback, and reflection; helped develop their learner autonomy and sense of belonging to a community of learners; modeled effective technology uses; and fostered a deeper appreciation of technology‐enriched practices.
The article discusses the didactic potential of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the challenges of integrating CMC tools into foreign language education.
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.