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Title

Conference in the Classroom: Addressing Technologys Dual Role in the Methods Class

Department

Modern Languages & Literatures Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

In the foreign language methods classroom, teacher educators strive to model the practices they promote and to mentor student teachers in effective uses of technological tools. This session describes a project using synchronous computer-mediated communication to model techniques for incorporating technology in classroom language learning and provide a platform for critical dialogue. We argue that this multi-dimensional application of technology has enormous potential not only for demonstrating effective use of technology, but also for providing access to academic and professional discourse communities beyond the classroom and university.

Conference Name

Eighth International Language Teacher Educator Conference: Preparing Language Teacher Educators to Meet National and Global Needs

Conference Location

Washington, D.C.

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