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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 09:40 pm (UTC)
Re: response
These are great ways to overcome the digital divide. Maybe if there was an orietation the first day of class where students could learn these easy tools such as email and blog it would help students be successful in distance learning classes. What do you think?

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