TESL Technology Overload

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Published on August 18, 2009

Author: mrpottz

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This presentation is the slideshow for the ESL and technology overload to be given at the TESL Canada conference in Banff this October.

ESL Teacher, are you overloaded with technology expectations? John Allan, Niagara College

Presentation Synopsis Is Web 2.0 one technology too far for ESL instructors? Most ESL instructors spend most of their time in offices working on computers when not teaching. Web 2.0 offers potential for teaching opportunities for EFL professionals. However many are shying away from adopting these new technologies that include community interaction, active contributions and multimedia interactivity. Educational technologists fear that most English language teachers are suffering from technology overload. This paper hopes to reveal the potential expected compliance with technology usage for ESL instructor. This inventory may seem inflated, yet the ESL instructor may find that it describes their routine and expectations.

Is Web 2.0 one technology too far for ESL instructors? Most ESL instructors spend most of their time in offices working on computers when not teaching. Web 2.0 offers potential for teaching opportunities for EFL professionals. However many are shying away from adopting these new technologies that include community interaction, active contributions and multimedia interactivity. Educational technologists fear that most English language teachers are suffering from technology overload. This paper hopes to reveal the potential expected compliance with technology usage for ESL instructor. This inventory may seem inflated, yet the ESL instructor may find that it describes their routine and expectations.

Impetus Web 2.0 Inventory Considerations

Impetus

Web 2.0

Inventory

Considerations

Impetus technology aggravation at my workplace photocopier LED displays cryptic instructions PeopleSoft attendance module VPN access

technology aggravation at my workplace

photocopier LED displays cryptic instructions

PeopleSoft attendance module

VPN access

Web 2.0………… Overwhelming set of tools and resources Collaboration Community Interactivity Authenticity Flickr - YouTube - DIGG - Wikipedia Digital natives dig it……..and expect it!

Overwhelming set of tools and resources

Collaboration

Community

Interactivity

Authenticity

Flickr - YouTube - DIGG - Wikipedia

Digital natives dig it……..and expect it!

When and How…. do teachers learn these tools? do teachers use these tools? do schools accommodate technology for these tools? do teachers assess language usage with these tools?

do teachers learn these tools?

do teachers use these tools?

do schools accommodate technology for these tools?

do teachers assess language usage with these tools?

Web 2.0 is …. Just the latest technology to be added Teachers are already overloaded inventory

Just the latest technology to be added

Teachers are already overloaded

inventory

Inventory Office apps CALL software LMS CMS VPN Internet/email Gradebook …………..

Office apps

CALL software

LMS

CMS

VPN

Internet/email

Gradebook …………..

Word processor (MS Word) Presentation (PowerPoint) Spreadsheet (Excel [gradebook]) Database (Access/FileMaker Pro) (old school CALL) Publishing (MS Publisher)

Word processor (MS Word)

Presentation (PowerPoint)

Spreadsheet (Excel [gradebook])

Database (Access/FileMaker Pro)

(old school CALL)

Publishing (MS Publisher)

Multimedia Proprietary packages Customized learning opportunities Outdated model?

Multimedia

Proprietary packages

Customized learning opportunities

Outdated model?

Headsets Ports on the PC Servicing of workstations (IT) Dedicated staff Microphones (levels) Ellis vs Audacity

Headsets

Ports on the PC

Servicing of workstations (IT)

Dedicated staff

Microphones (levels) Ellis vs Audacity

BlackBoard (example) Administration Creation Set up Facilitation Mixed media

BlackBoard (example)

Administration

Creation

Set up

Facilitation

Mixed media

Speech recognition Text to speech Zoom

Speech recognition

Text to speech

Zoom

Allows access to intranet resources From outside an institution

Allows access to intranet resources

From outside an institution

Old school For developers At one time used as a CALL teaching tool

Old school

For developers

At one time used as a CALL teaching tool

SharePoint PeopleSoft

SharePoint

PeopleSoft

TNG PeopleSoft Simple spreadsheets

TNG

PeopleSoft

Simple spreadsheets

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning

SharePoint Instructor support the “portal”

SharePoint

Instructor support

the “portal”

Wikipedia YouTube Google Dave’s ESL Café WebQuests Translators Dictionaries ……

Wikipedia

YouTube

Google

Dave’s ESL Café

WebQuests

Translators

Dictionaries

……

Audacity Imovie Windows Movie Maker Premiere Final Cut Pro

Audacity

Imovie

Windows Movie Maker

Premiere

Final Cut Pro

WinZip Windows

WinZip

Windows

Data projector and the “@#$%” remote Audio mixer (usually software) Video switcher (at the teacher podium) Complex integrated lecture and classroom control podiums

Data projector and the “@#$%” remote

Audio mixer (usually software)

Video switcher (at the teacher podium)

Complex integrated lecture and classroom control podiums

Whiteboard (reduction) SoftBoard SmartBoard

Whiteboard (reduction)

SoftBoard

SmartBoard

Task manager Wiring Wireless

Task manager

Wiring

Wireless

Photoshop Online (Picnik) Paint vector/pixel

Photoshop

Online (Picnik)

Paint

vector/pixel

Desktop (which one do you use?) Roxio Windows Explorer Nero

Desktop (which one do you use?)

Roxio

Windows Explorer

Nero

Norton Cisco Clean Access browser security (Pop up blockers) Spam blockers Ad Aware

Norton

Cisco Clean Access

browser security (Pop up blockers)

Spam blockers

Ad Aware

Email Chat Instant messenger FaceBook - social communities Twitter – mobile device and web IP telephones

Email

Chat

Instant messenger

FaceBook - social communities

Twitter – mobile device and web

IP telephones

Pervasive learning is here and getting bigger ITunes university Ipod Mobile phone PDA BlackBerry

Pervasive learning is here and getting bigger

ITunes university

Ipod

Mobile phone

PDA

BlackBerry

Fax machines Photocopiers Printer scanners

Fax machines

Photocopiers

Printer scanners

Specialized mailing lists TESL-L Social networks (NING)

Specialized mailing lists

TESL-L

Social networks (NING)

Instructional coordinators only

Instructional coordinators only

Access, reserve monitor resources On line journals and newspapers

Access, reserve monitor resources

On line journals and newspapers

Second Life 3D Virtual Worlds

Second Life

3D Virtual Worlds

Access the institution systems and Internet Access to Internet in external area Students and laptops?

Access the institution systems and Internet

Access to Internet in external area

Students and laptops?

Websense Telecoms (National)

Websense

Telecoms (National)

Common trend since the late 90’s Many systems My dog ate it…….

Common trend since the late 90’s

Many systems

My dog ate it…….

Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition Training – cycles, just-in-time, system (check list) Upgrades of technology (equal, train, timely)

Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition

Training – cycles, just-in-time, system (check list)

Upgrades of technology (equal, train, timely)

Archiving of learning and administrative media – for easier access Optimization of learning objects Common desktop (workstation) Teacher/Lab

Archiving of learning and administrative media – for easier access

Optimization of learning objects

Common desktop (workstation) Teacher/Lab

Mentoring system (tech champion) Dedicated team to support tech Consistent Bookmaking on browser & portal page Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant

Mentoring system (tech champion)

Dedicated team to support tech

Consistent Bookmaking on browser & portal page

Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant

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