Ict in Language Learning

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ICT has been used in almost all fields of life. The use of ICT in education has recently started to appeal to the progress in language learning. It has become a major issue in the education world and has been used from preschool up until the university level. ICT has been publicized as potentially powerful enabling tools for educational change and reform. “Use of ICT has changed our conventional ways of learning and proposes the need to rethink education in terms of a more current context (White, 2010).”
In language learning, we study about the particular language and when we study it, we also apply it to how we communicate to someone directly. The communication can be more interesting when we use some tool or widget to support it. People use the internet to communicate with one another, and now, teachers can use internet to motivate and communicate with a student to study and open their minds to different things. Njagi & Isbell (2003) assessed the students’ attitudes towards web-based learning resources. The study addressed the differences in attitude change, towards computer technology, for students using web-based resources and those using traditional textbooks. It was pointed out that the majority of the students in both web-based and the traditional textbook groups had owned personal computers and had Internet accessibility at their homes; it is therefore possible that computer use was equal for all groups.
We are living in a constantly evolving digital world. ICT has an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives - from working to socializing, learning to playing. The digital age has transformed the way young people communicate, network, seek help, access information and learn. We must recognize that young people are now an online population and access is through a variety of means such as computers, TV and mobile phones. Oliver (2002) investigated the…...

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