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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. 7th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Digital Divide
Thankyou for your comment. You make a very interesting point about technology in the classroom being limited to a small group of teachers who are excited about its potential. I can see how this is true in many cases, but I think this also has to do with the lack of access as Song mentioned before. Not all schools and/or students have access to technology.

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