• A Teacher-centered Networking Approach : Connectivism without Cell Phones

    Author(s):
    Michael Thomas Gentner (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers, Information technology, Classroom management, Classroom environment--Psychological aspects
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/dpp4-ak79
    Abstract:
    EFL practitioners are often reminded that the age of digital connectivity as an instrument of classroom learning is upon us. Administrators in institutions worldwide explain how the new generation is redefining modern academia and the future of second language pedagogy. Conventionalists are resigning themselves to the role of pure facilitator as their once prominent position in the classroom is reduced even further. Lessons planners are encouraged to incorporate motives for connectivity and causes for learners to have, at the ready, their pads, tablets, and the darling of all digital apparatuses—the cell phone. Having replaced the pencil as a learner’s indispensable handheld companion, these mobile devices are concurrently gaining support as a learning tool and criticized for their contribution to teen social isolation, addictive behavior, and the sharp rise in youth suicide.
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