Participatory Technology : Wikis and Podcasts in the Language Classroom
Presentation for the IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching

Dr. Dawn Smith - Sherwood
IUP Spanish

Dr. Kenneth Sherwood
IUP English

Emerging Web 2.0 technologies allow teachers to go beyond the web's use as a fount of realia, to facilitate participatory learning. This session examines ways in which "wiki" and "podcast" technologies engage students and provide opportunities for creative production of language. Presenters will introduce teachers to models of classroom use, demonstrate the mechanics of setting up and using these tools, and engage participants in exploring how language students can produce their own "user-content."

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