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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 09:10 pm (UTC)
You mention some very good points about distance learning. It does take a lot of work from both the teachers and the students to have a successful learning and teaching experience. I also agree that distance learning is very popular with the younger generation, but do you think this is the case only in developed countries? What do you think?

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