Developing Information and Communication Technology - Based Learning Materials for Teaching English at University Level in a Distance Learning Context
Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017)
The integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education has enhanced the power of teaching and learning process. ICTs have been used to deliver learning material through many tools such as email, blogs, YouTube, wiki, discussion boards, and others online application. Education dominantly uses computer technology to encourage innovation in teaching such as Computer Assisted Instructional (CAI). Computers can also be used to provide distance education for facilitating
... for facilitating online learning and interaction. They are given the chance to learn through computer-based instruction schemes. Some experts and practitioners of education in language teaching have created the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) that strongly supports the utilization of ICT in language learning. This tool is flexible, rich and interactive in the term of time and place and in term of encouraging students in learning language at their own pace. This is due to the computer's ability to present learning materials which has more diverse ways than either a book or video does. In addition, it is able to generate online interaction and improve communicative competence, including providing authentic material to the distance language learning environment and for self-directed learning. This paper will discuss about how to utilize all of these ICTs' abilities as the basic facilities to create IT-based learning materials for supporting distance language teaching and learning. Keywords-ICT for learning; distance English learning materials; self-directed learning; online interaction This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).