ICT in ELT (Information and Communications Technology in English Language Teaching)
Using ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in teaching English as a second or foreign language.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
"Schools teach you to fear technology"
The title of this post is a quote from an interview with a 14-year-old on educational technology. "Arthus" (his web nick) is from Vermont and the interview was made by Steve Hargadon of http://www.infinitethinking.org/ - here is the direct link to the .mp3 file:
Interesting and valid insights into the use (and misuse) of technology in education - for example, schools shouldn't teach the tools but the concepts.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Applications for Full Scholarships to WorldCALL 2008
WorldCALL 2008, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan from August 5-8, 2008 announces the availability of full scholarships to the congress, including transportation, fees, lodging and a stipend for miscellaneous expenses. In keeping with our policy of “Equity and Access” these scholarships are only available to participants from countries that are not considered to be “Higher Income Economies” by the World Bank. The scholarships are thus based not only on merit but also on financial need. An accepted presentation is not a requirement for a scholarship award.
We encourage all CALL scholars and practitioners, including graduate students in qualifying countries, to apply. Further information and the application form are available at: http://wc3scholar.info. The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 31, 2007.
Further information about the conference itself and the paper submission process can be found at:
Thomas Robb & John Mugane, Co-Chairs, WorldCALL Scholarship Committee