The Wave of Integration Technology into Classroom (P.2)
For about a decade, technology has become an important part of the English learning landscape across the globe and different countries in Asia such as Japan, Korea, China and Vietnam…
The advance of free language learning technology has created a large impact on China’s ESL environment as well. For example, New Oriental now has a free online English language center which uses television clips and culturally relevant material to teach in addition to lectures. This online resource is available to all of their current students, thus increasing the value of their courses in a competitive market.
The concept of smart class education is indeed a blessing to the students of the 21st Century. Technology is changing the way life functions and if it’s for the good, then why not go for it! Smart classes use all interactive modules like videos and presentations and these visually attractive methods of teaching becomes appealing to students who are already struggling with the traditional method of teaching in a classroom.
Korean Chung Dahm English learning platform has equipped students with smart tablets and flat screen monitors are set up in the classrooms to make learning fun and the education experience technology focused.
Many English language schools in Vietnam in recent years have also tried to bring technology into the classroom, some just use technology idea as a marketing message to attract new students.
However, many schools have not succeeded to apply technology in the classroom for different reasons:
“I believe that without informed leadership, most technology initiatives are fragmented and lack cohesion,” said Langlie, Online Teaching/Learning Support at New York’s Hudson Valley Community College.
“I think the biggest things district need to remember,” Smith said, “is that technology integration can’t be accomplished overnight. It takes timebaby steps and lots of patience. Through training, time, strong administrative support and leadership, and long term planning, however, all schools can reach their goals for technology integration.”