The N-@ble Initiative: An instructional proposal for Teacher Training in ICT-Based Settings
Mar Camacho, Mercè Gisbert, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The continuous transformations undergone in the educational field justify the need to include technology in the teaching and learning of a foreign language, since it is modifying the traditional educational methods and requires a technology-literate teacher eager to face the hardnesses of change. In this context, teacher training is key to reach success in the implementation of ICT. The aim of this paper is to present the " N-@ble Initiative" an online instructional platform aimed at training English language teachers (Secondary and Higher Education)in ICT-based settings in order to help them to reach success in the acceptance and implementation of technology into their teaching practices. This paper will focuss on the following streamlines: 1.- The new role of teachers in technology- rich environments, 2.-ICT competencies for English language teachers. Specific Teacher training needs. 3.- The N-@ble Initiative: traits and pilot implementation. 5.- Results of the investigation.
Camacho, M. & Gisbert, M. (2004). The N-@ble Initiative: An instructional proposal for Teacher Training in ICT-Based Settings. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3295-3300). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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