Educators, Students, CALL, the Web, the Created but Dictated Culture, Beyond Immersion: The Promised Formula for Better Survival?
Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Global Learn, in Berlin, Germany Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Blinded, amazed, and taken into the web: Educators and students alike. The focus continues to be on creating new technologies that promise better survival within the global world we live in. In turn, in awe, we welcome and accommodate. Are we innocent? Are we guilty? Education institutions need to assess these new technologies to assess their usefulness in creating enhanced teaching or learning environments, methodologies or strategies. The purpose of the article is to take a realistic look at fact, reality and ambition from the standpoint of the educators. Students and educators are expected to function effectively within the global communities, physically or virtually. Sabieh asks: With these technologies, what are the expectations, the givens and the observed? What does the future hold; what do the students need to excel in their world; what anticipations do the educators need to work with to realize the technology undertaking to ensure a “healthier” continued existence within their defined universe? These are grave questions that need to be addressed. Sabieh advocates a common stance needs to be adopted by educators and technologists or else pedagogy has lost the war to emerging technologies. The defenders of pedagogy have failed.
Sabieh, C. (2015). Educators, Students, CALL, the Web, the Created but Dictated Culture, Beyond Immersion: The Promised Formula for Better Survival?. In Proceedings of Global Learn Berlin 2015: Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 77-83). Berlin, Germany: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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