Using the synchronic tools that we learned in EDU401, is something I believe I will use it in my future classroom activity. I will use twitter, wikies, and create a small chat group via Voxopop. But a main drawback is that some of the students their parents don't allow them to use internet except for searching google. Another major drawback is not having internet connection in the school, or even at home.
Stephan Bax argues that, "Our aim should be to attain a state of `normalization' in which the technology is invisible and truly integrated"
Stephan Bax with this article he gave a look to future language classes, his look to the classes that will use technology but not any technology, using specially computers in teaching languages. He also divided CALL into three approaches “phases” the first one is Restricted CALL
Language system, in this approach classes will only use computer and take place in language lap. The second approach is Open CALL System and skills, computers are mainly used but the classes involves interaction between the student in the classroom sitting and the third approach is Integrated CALL Integrated language it mainly involves interaction between the student and use computers within the lesson.As for the use of CALL in Saudi schools I believe that soon we will see that, with all the changes in teaching languages in classes. We see some of integrated CALL in many English classes nowadays teachers use power point slides. I hope that soon open CALL we be used in schools not as it is now only in English department in universities.
This is my first post on this blog, it's actually not the first blog for me, I used to have one but I stopped writing on it for a looong time. Am back as a blogger again for the course of educational tecnology to do assignment 3. I missed using bolgger alot that i didn't know till i came back to use it again.