Rethinking Conventional Teaching in Language Learning and Proposing Edmodo as Intervention: A Qualitative Analysis

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Abstract

In recent times, educators are advised to transform the techniques in conducting language learning by incorporating the use of technological tools because new technologies stimulate an explosion of new methods for teaching and learning. The paper emphasizes on the conventional teaching pedagogy and the urgency to rethink its practice in language learning while proposing a possible mediation tool for learners’ and teachers’ needs. I outline the perceptions of future teachers on conventional teaching, shifting of teaching style from conventional to digital designs and the possibility of implementing Edmodo to curb the concerns put forth. The arguments set forward is regarding conventional teaching that hinders potentials of students, followed by participants’ hopes for teaching approaches and the likelihood of implementing Edmodo to assist language learning classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-37
Number of pages16
JournalMalaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET)
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Edmodo
  • Conventional teaching
  • English language learning
  • Perceptions
  • TESL (Teaching English as Second Language)

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