Technology for Interactive Language Teaching: Using Online Interactive Whiteboards for Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational Modes of Communication

The popularity of the flipped, online, or hybrid language classroom has grown rapidly over the past decade as a response to the ineffectiveness of some traditional teaching strategies in the new teaching context and due to the changing role of technology in the classroom.  The language instructors may benefit from the use of Web 2.0 tools for both in-class and homework language learning activities and assessments.  In this presentation, I will discuss the pedagogical implications of interactive online whiteboards, such as Scribblar, AWW Board, Padlet, Realtimeboard, and Web Whiteboard, to help students to improve their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, while incorporating all three modes of communication—interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.  I will also demonstrate how these interactive online whiteboards may be used both for synchronous and asynchronous language instructions and will invite the audience to practice creating interactive language learning activities, using these Web-based tools.


Please, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to the colloquium for the interactive practice session.