Title

Classroom-Management-Classroom Survival: One Teacher's Story of Constructing Practice in a Computer-Equipped Foreign Language Classroom

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1999

Department

Foreign Languages and Literature

Abstract

I volunteered to speak today because in the midst of all this technological wizardry, I thought we should have a voice from the other side. Not all of us love computers. Not all of us have a natural bent for computers-on the contrary. I get bent out of shape. How can you visualize how they work when they have no moving parts Why won't they tell you what's wrong when there's a problem ? And my pet peeve is that there's no compromise with a computer. It always gets its way. And what I really question is the starry-eyed assumption that technology automatically, by nature of being technology, improves the language course presentation and facilitates language learning..

Publication Title

Foreign Language Annals

Volume

32

Issue

3

First Page

279

Last Page

294