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“An e-book is not an engaging experience, merely replicating a textbook,” say William D. Rieders, executive vice president for new media at the publishing company Cengage Learning. At the 2011 Higher Ed Tech Summit, he said this major publisher sees little future in e-books, despite the proliferation of Kindles and other e-book readers, and tablets like the iPad. The biggest areas for Cengage, he says, are software programs like homework solutions and assessment tools. Print textbooks are still healthy, but they function now as a reference for professors and students, while these other materials are taking center stage in the learning experience.
Jeremy Harmer talks about this "debate" and whether technology allows for effective learning and acquisition in the classroom.
Jeremy Harmer talks about this difficult subject.
This week we looked at error correction and the future of online teaching. Shelly interviewed Paul Braddock, Shaun Wilden and Beth Cagnol and got some great feedback. If you want to follow these great Twitterers then clicking on the picures will take you to their Twitter pages. http://eltchat.com/tag/podcast/
This week saw two very popular themes being discussed on #ELTchat. Although discipline tends to be regarded as a topic in the secondary system, issues are not unknown in adult teaching. Greta Sandler joined us from Argentina to review the session.
Our Blog post of the Week is the intriguingly-titled“bona to vada your dolly old eek” from the lives of teachers blog and looks at the issues of language and identity. Simon
For the later session Simon Greenall talks about Personal Development and adds views as to where IATEFL could get involved.
Our Tool of the Week this week offers the busy teacher an alternative to PowerPoint. the toll is called Prezi and with certainly give your presentations a fresh look. Vladimir
We end with a brief overview of the ELT situation in Macedonia as a foretaste of the review of the ELTAM Conference which will be in next week’s show.
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