Have language teaching and learning become easier because of technological innovations and availability of tools such as mobile apps?
I don’t think it has become easier. We’ve become resource rich, but in some ways our job has become harder. Technology has changed the way people communicate and interact with and through language. That has broadened the scope of what we need to do and the range of skills we need to enable that process.
In what ways can technology promote learner autonomy?
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Technology is a huge enabler of learner autonomy because it can give students access to a large range of material, sources of information and useful applications. And if, as teachers, we focus on helping our students to understand how to use technology to become more autonomous learners, then we could really start to realise the full potential that technology offers us.
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