(Language) Teaching and Internet Technologies Replacing Teachers or Empowering Them? Dominik Luke š School of ...
Questions to Ask <ul><li>Philosophy of computer-assisted instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers aren't machines, or are th...
The Technology of Teaching: Teaching Machines <ul><li> In return for his greater productivity he can ask society to impro...
Taking it to the Internet <ul><li>Language materials </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Grammars </li></ul><...
Leap of faith <ul><li>Internet is good </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are not here to replace teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Tech...
The Big Question - Why not now <ul><li>Management have unrealistic expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are afraid managem...
Teacher  Student  Student  Teacher Create exercises and compose sets. Complete exercise using reference. Corre...
Looking at the whole picture <ul><li>Advantages of the whole system: </li></ul><ul><li>Automates tasks where teachers beha...
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Presenting Bohemica.com

A presentation of Bohemica.com from 2001. How things have changed.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Presenting Bohemica.com

  • 1. (Language) Teaching and Internet Technologies Replacing Teachers or Empowering Them? Dominik Luke š School of Slavonic and East European Languages March 2001
  • 2. Questions to Ask <ul><li>Philosophy of computer-assisted instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers aren't machines, or are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the internet through the teacher's eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, cheap, available technologies: why aren't they used? </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and using real online teaching materials </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the power of communication between students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed teaching and independent learning </li></ul>
  • 3. The Technology of Teaching: Teaching Machines <ul><li> In return for his greater productivity he can ask society to improve his economic condition. </li></ul> On the contrary, they are capital equipment to be used by teachers to save time and labor. He may teach more students than heretofore—this is probably inevitable if the worldwide demand for education is to be satisfied—but he will do so in fewer hours and with fewer burdensome chores. Will machines replace teachers? In assigning certain mechanizable functions to machines, the teacher emerges in his proper role as an indispensable human being.
  • 4. Taking it to the Internet <ul><li>Language materials </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Grammars </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the language </li></ul><ul><li>Corpora </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic information </li></ul><ul><li>Other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Company information </li></ul><ul><li>Computer fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Computer programs </li></ul>
  • 5. Leap of faith <ul><li>Internet is good </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are not here to replace teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Technology doesn’t change the nature of the tasks involved </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is powerful enough already to help teachers with most of what they do </li></ul>=        
  • 6. The Big Question - Why not now <ul><li>Management have unrealistic expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are afraid management wants to use new technologies to replace them </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough targeted training is provided </li></ul><ul><li>To save costs projects are often coordinated with computer scientists who have no interest in designing user friendly applications </li></ul>Click here for the Big Answer !
  • 7. Teacher  Student  Student  Teacher Create exercises and compose sets. Complete exercise using reference. Correct exercise and comment. View corrected exercise and teacher’s comments. Send to student with comments Send to student http://www. bohemica .com Teacher Student Teacher Student Computer precorrects exercise.
  • 8. Looking at the whole picture <ul><li>Advantages of the whole system: </li></ul><ul><li>Automates tasks where teachers behave like machines </li></ul><ul><li>Makes communication possible outside classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Anybody who can use the web can use it </li></ul><ul><li>Uses cheap readily available technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t limited to text </li></ul><ul><li>Can incorporate other languages and other subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Can incorporate future technologies </li></ul>Yes, you can have your cake and eat it!