Robert J. Blake,Claire J. Kramsch: Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning

Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning


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Brave New Digital Classroom examines the most effective ways to utilize technology in language learning. The author deftly interweaves the latest results of pedagogical research with descriptions of the most successful computer-assisted language learning (CALL) projects to show how to implement technology in the foreign language curriculum to assist the second language acquisition process. This fully updated second edition includes new chapters on the latest electronic resources, including gaming and social media, and discusses the realities and potential of distance learning for second language acquisition. The author examines the web, CALL applications, and computer-mediated communication (CMC), and suggests how the new technologically assisted curriculum will work for the foreign-language curriculum. Rather than advocating new technologies as a replacement for activities that can be done equally well with traditional processes, the author envisions a radical change as teachers rethink their strategies and develop their competence in the effective use of technology in language teaching and learning. Directed at all language teachers, from the elementary school to postsecondary levels, the book is ideal for graduate-level courses on second language pedagogy. It also serves as an invaluable reference for experienced researchers, CALL developers, department chairs, and administrators.

"Surveying for Construction, 5e" is an essential textbook for students of engineering new to surveying, and will also appeal to students of building and environmental studies and archeology. Offering a strong grounding in land and construction surveying, the authors clearly and comprehensively guide the reader through the principles, methods and equipment used in modern-day surveying. Taking into account recent advances in the field, the material has been fully updated and revised throughout including new and up-to-date coverage of levelling, total stations, detail surveys, and EDM. A new chapter on GPS technology has been added. In keeping with the practical nature of the book, there are chapters on setting out construction works and surveying existing Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning download ebook pdf buildings, which guide the reader step-by-step through the fundamental procedures. The clear and methodical nature of the explanations, supported by a wide range of exercises and examples, make "Surveying for Construction, 5e" an invaluable and modern introduction to surveying.


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Author: Robert J. Blake,Claire J. Kramsch
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Published Date: 28 Mar 2013
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication Country: Washington, DC, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781589019768
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