Digital Album: Analyzing the Use of Technology to Encourage Language Acquisition within a Family Literacy Program
Marguerite Cahill, Texas State University - San Marcos, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: Enlazar Teaching Module is a web based multimedia DVD that promotes second language acquisition through activity, context, and social interactions which is the core of Situated Learning developed by Lave and Wegner, 1990. The Enlazar DVD will contain cultural modules that direct the technology learning experience. These classroom experiences are to be guided by mentors and reinforced at home using the DVD and other digital tools to provide authentic technology learning. The DVD is designed to direct and enhance the measurable technology components that are considered essential to becoming technology literate. These technology components are framed in social-cultural experiences that are intended to reduce the learner's affective filter for second language acquisition. After successful demonstration of technology literacy the Enlazar families may keep the laptop, digital camera, digital pen and software for their home use.
Cahill, M. (2005). Digital Album: Analyzing the Use of Technology to Encourage Language Acquisition within a Family Literacy Program. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1324-1326). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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