Anglo-American Conference For Academic Disciplines, London, England. November 3-7, 2014

My presentation at London University.

Digital native and digital immigrant teacher talk in a mobile classroom The Abstract: https://prezi.com/9xo6ouvzjvf7/digital-natives-and-digital-immigrants-in-a-paperless-classr/

As the variety and importance of IT continues to grow, the educational institutions try to look up-to-date by utilizing technology educationally. A tertiary level college in Al Ain, the United Arab Emirates was one of the sixteen colleges to implement Apple iPad tablet in Foundations language learning program in 2012, hence turning the traditional classroom into paperless. This change was experienced as a threat by majority of college teachers, whereas; it was welcomed by majority of students. Prensky (2010) would explain this phenomenon by classifying today’s teachers as digital immigrants as opposed to today’s students who are supposedly digital natives. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of technology oriented classroom language, focusing specifically on the linguistic repertoire between teachers and learners in a language learning classroom. To identify common or unique features of speech accommodation in a paperless classroom and to show how they affect teachers’ speech behaviors, case study was used as a qualitative enquiry.

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