iTESOL: Analogous practices in the SLA classroom

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McDonald, Lisa. 2011. "iTESOL: Analogous practices in the SLA classroom." 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN 11). Barcelona, Spain 04 - 06 Jul 2011 Valencia, Spain.
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iTESOL: Analogous practices in the SLA classroom

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AuthorMcDonald, Lisa
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN 11)
Number of Pages6
Year2011
Place of PublicationValencia, Spain
ISBN9788461504411
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.iated.org
Conference/Event3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN 11)
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3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN 11)
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Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Delivery
In person
Event Date
04 to end of 06 Jul 2011
Event Location
Barcelona, Spain
Abstract

Recent studies of emerging technologies have shown that mobile phone production now exceeds one billion devices globally per year (Johnson, Levine & Smith, 2008). With a level of production that signifies a shift in the ownership of 'networked machines' from institutions to individuals, the broad appeal of portable technologies now offers individuals access and control over a growing range of electronic resources. This paper explores resource sharing and collaborative communications practices in the spaces of the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) classroom. From informal conversations with students and the writer’s observations, the paper discusses the processes of language acquisition that can emerge through portable technologies such as handheld translators, smartphones, portable computers, and so on. It considers how these kinds of technologies orchestrate and influence student classroom interactions and experiences. In particular, the writing examines social learning in the SLA classroom, and how, what is often subtle dialogue between digital/electronic technologies and classroom learners, can provide enduring and creative frameworks for language acquisition in the contemporary world.

Keywordsenglish language teaching and learning, classroom technologies, digital literacies, communication, social learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
470306. English as a second language
470210. Globalisation and culture
Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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