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Maria's WK 10 discussion prompt

Sanchez-Serano (2008) talks about the difficulties in distance learning, and some of us may have experienced some of these difficulties in our last class. Many of these problems dealt with the technology itself. However, Sanchez-Serano mentions a more ethical concern dealing with the digital divide, and asks how this divide affects distance learning, in particular foreign language teaching. So, my question is have you seen first hand the effects of the digital divide in distance learning - foreign language? If not what do you think are the effects? What are some ways teachers and/or ELLs can overcome the digital divide?
Maria

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loula_1983
Apr. 2nd, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Digital devide exists and it can be done in different ways
I really like the activities you mentioned. These are great ways to promote student interaction, and not much technology is necessary. It is also a good way to overcome the digital divide.

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