As a full-time student interested in the use of technology in the classroom, I wanted to test my common observations with those personally involved with implementing it. I noticed that from my years of taking a foreign language (Spanish and Hindi) many of my teachers didn't use computerized lecture notes, like other disciplines or academic departments might have. I wanted to take this a step further and test my assumption that the foreign language department is generally lacking in technology use when compared to other disciplines. For those in the field (in any age bracket), would you agree or disagree? If you agree, does this have to do with the nature of learning a language or personal preference? And if you disagree, what technology have you implemented or seen implemented in the classroom to facilitate learning another language.
It would also be helpful to see your opinions on online learning like Livemocha or other systems, like Rosetta Stone - do you think students using this form of technology benefit as much as a traditional classroom setting.
I would appreciate your opinions. If possible, please list what grade and language you teach.