Participatory Technology : Wikis and Podcasts in the Language Classroom

Presentation for the IUP Spring Methodology
Conference on Foreign Language Teaching
2008-04-18

Dr. Dawn Smith - Sherwood
IUP Spanish
smithshe@iup.edu

Dr. Kenneth Sherwood
IUP English
sherwood@iup.edu

Emerging Web 2.0 technologies allow teachers to go beyond the web's use as a fount of realia, to facilitate participatory learning. This session examines ways in which "wiki" and "podcast" technologies engage students and provide opportunities for creative production of language. Presenters will introduce teachers to models of classroom use, demonstrate the mechanics of setting up and using these tools, and engage participants in exploring how language students can produce their own "user-content."

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