Category Week 4

In a digital age, even young parents prefer printed books for their kids

While we are living in a  society which is migrating from printed books to digital books, thanks to eBook readers and all the advantages to have a huge library in only one device, according to a study made by Pewresearch.org, the case is completely the opposite when books are meant for children. The study discovers […]

Peer review in electronic versus traditional modes on L2 writing

As you see the title of this post, it can be argued which method is more effective for learing students. the main concern was found in this article is that using peer review activities support students to write more academic and better papers and this concern results two big questions which are firstly, have the […]

iPad-based education in primary schools – Learning on Demand

In relation to our talk about ethnographic research yesterday, back in Denmark some classmates and I conducted an empiric ethnographic research of a primary schools use of iPads’ in the classroom. As we also discussed, mobile devices are impacting on our social life, and in particular the way we gain access to information nowadays. Therefor […]

Emotions, eliminated?

Ong pointed out to how electronics -post typography- are reinforcing the old ways of verbal expressions by putting forward a new age of secondary orality (Ong 1982). It was also pointed out in the same chapter how typographic composition is being replaced with the help of electronics too. I find this 5-minute TED Talk suitable […]

The Effects of Technology on Learner’s Language

Technologies have affected language of learners on both sides. Unfortunately the negative effects are more comparing to the positive effects. For example, there is a drastic drop in spelling and grammar skills during the last 5 years. Learners don’t know the correct spellings of words because of texting and spellcheck which may have a powerful […]