Thursday, 25 December 2008

Experimenting ICT in English Language and Literature

This article was published in 'The AsiaCall Online Journal (ISSN: 1936-9859). The full article can be downloaded from this link: Click here to Download full article.

We live in an era of information explosion. Once there was famine of information, today we are drowned in the deluge of information. Gale of change is blowing in the pedagogy of Teaching English Language and Literature (TELL). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a catalyst agent. ICT has initiated new possibilities into the classroom. The marriage between education and Internet technology has made a deep impact on perspectives about teaching and learning. The role of the teacher, the nature and context of learning, as well as the function and relative importance of course content have all been challenged and redefined. Technophobic teachers have no place in this new world order.
This paper aims at sharing practical experiments with ICT in Teaching English Language and Literature. It deals with pragmatic aspects of using ICT with the student community of Business Management and Humanities. The extensive use of web 2.0 components, internet, blogs, e-groups, SMSs, emails, socializing portals, e-dictionaries, e-ncyclopedia, ppt presentations, webcasting, audio-video etc as teaching tools were experimented in the classroom. The student community was motivated to make use of cyber cafes and GPRS mobiles to interact with the teacher.
The paper deals with very pertinent questions:
• How far is ICT useful to student community?
• What is the role of ICT in teaching English language and literature?
• What kind of methods can be used to overcome students' problems?
• Can it empower student community? Can it improve their proficiency of learning?

How to cite this article:

APA
Barad, D. (2010). EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 4(1). Retrieved 2010-07-04, from 

MLA
Barad, Dilip. "EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE" AsiaCALL Online Journal [Online], 4 3 Jul 2010
CBE
Barad, D. 2010 Jul 3. EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. AsiaCALL Online Journal. [Online] 4:1
ABNT
Barad, D.. EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. AsiaCALL Online Journal, North America, 4 3 07 2010.
Bib Tex
@article{{ACOJ}{21},
               author = {Barad, D.},
               title = {EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE},
               journal = {AsiaCALL Online Journal},
               volume = {4},
               number = {1},
               year = {2010},

               url = {http://asiacall.info/journals/asiacall_online/index.php/olj/article/view/21/16}
}

Ref Works
@article{{ACOJ}{21},
            author = {Barad, D.},
            title = {EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE},
            journal = {AsiaCALL Online Journal},
            volume = {4},
            number = {1},
            year = {2010},

            url = {http://asiacall.info/journals/asiacall_online/index.php/olj/article/view/21/16}
}
Turabian
Barad, Dilip. "EXPERIMENTING ICT IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE" AsiaCALL Online Journal [Online], Volume 4 Number 1 (3 July 2010)



1 comment:

  1. Dear Friend Mr. Barad,

    Your humble comments, blogs, articals have always helped me throughout.
    This present artical enhanced my views on ELT.
    Thank you once again.
    - Harbhadrasinh Sarvaiya

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