TITLE

ESL/EFL, Technology and Motivation: The Turkish Case

AUTHOR(S)
Tosuncuoglu, Irfan
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering & Applied Sciences;Aug2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p677
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study will examine how technology has influenced both students and teachers and how it can be applied in the classroom to motivate students. The evolution of computer-assisted learning and the electronic classroom at this current stage provides educators with a number of new ways to disseminate knowledge and thus better manage student learning. Indeed, universities everywhere as a result are putting pressure on teachers to employ computers in their teaching as much as possible. Some are embracing the new methodology, whereas others consider it to be either a threat or waste of energy. However, it is clear that computers are not only here to stay, but the medium of a new generation, leaving educators with little choice but to embrace the computer age, technology, the Internet, and multimedia as adding to, rather than taking away from the traditional textbook approach of the past and in hopes of motivating students. In this study, examples of how technology can complement traditional delivery will be given. What soon becomes clear is that teachers must be willing to find new technology-assisted ways to deliver content and interact with students. Just ten or fifteen years ago, no one predicted that computers would play such an important role in the classroom. Five years from now, computer technologies will become so commonplace that the implementation of technology in the classroom will rise to unheard of new levels. Suffice it to say that teachers can ill afford to be left behind in what is clearly a revolution in teaching and learning strategies.
ACCESSION #
80534638

 

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