Students' Voices Regarding The Use Of Technology In And Out Of The Classroom
Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Suzy Connor (Nagasaki University)
Note: Trevor Holster's presentation that was originally scheduled for today (Creating Supplementary Materials for Reading Classes) has been postponed.
In addition to traditional methods of study, the new technology greatly expands the possibilities in and out of the classroom in terms of teaching, homework and independent study. Teachers often share how they use the new technologies with each other, but what do the students think? Students at mid-level and high-level universities were surveyed via 2 separate essays about what they liked and disliked about various types of technology in the classroom, and their favorite ways to study on their own. Regarding studying on their own, it was pointed out to them that this does not include the assigned e-learning unless they liked it enough to continue using it. When reflecting on teaching practices, taking into account the students' concerns and opinions can help teachers plan a more effective classroom.
Suzy Connor works full time at Nagasaki University and part time at Kurume University School of Nursing. Research interests include Medical English, TOEIC/TOEFL, and of course, using Harry Potter in any way possible in those two areas.
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: ACROS 2F (Seminar Room 2) 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City (map)
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