ICT AND EFL TEACHING EXPECTATIONS
Batna University (ALGERIA)
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Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Education is essentially recognized as a process the purpose of which is to construct desired behavior change of any individual in his or her way of slice of life (Erturk, 1998). Education can be considered as teaching, learning measurement and evaluation process for desired behavior changes of individual (Erkilic, 2008). In this respect, language teaching is becoming one of the most challenging social activities in education where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is integrated as one of the extensive prerequisites of the 21st century. As new concepts of learning have evolved, teachers are expected to facilitate learning and make it meaningful to individual learners rather than just to provide knowledge and skills. Recent developments of innovative technologies have provided new possibilities to the teaching profession, but at the same time have placed more demands on teachers to learn how to use these technologies in their teaching (Robinson and Latchem, 2003). This paper analyzes the case of Algeria in implementing ICT as a tool for teachers' professional development. It discusses whether or not ICT integration into EFL teaching can enhance the learning process. It questions how ICT can meet the challenges of the century. This article argues the role of ICT in transforming teaching and learning and explores how this will impact on the way programs will be offered in the universities and colleges of the future.
Keywords: EFL Teaching, ICT.