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Books: Brave New Digital Classroom: Blake, Guillén

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Date: 25-Feb-2020
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Subject: Brave New Digital Classroom: Blake, Guillén
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Title: Brave New Digital Classroom
Subtitle: Technology and Foreign Language Learning, Third Edition
Published: 2020
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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Author: Robert J. Blake
Author: Gabriel A. Guillén
Electronic: ISBN: 9781626167414 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 32.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781626167407 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 32.95

Robert Blake, now with Gabriel Guillén, updates his successful book (1st ed. 2008, 2nd ed. 2013) on how to teach foreign languages using technology. Brave New Digital Classroom touches on all of the key concepts and challenges of teaching with technology, focusing on issues specific to FLL or L2 learning and CALL. Originally referred to as computer-assisted language learning, CALL has come to encompass any kind of learning that uses digital tools for language learning.

This edition reframes the conversation to account for how technology has been integrated into our lives. Blake and Guillén address the ways technology can help with L2, how to choose the right digital tools, how to use those tools effectively, and how technology can impact literacy and identity. The book is primed for use in graduate courses: terminology is in bold and a comprehensive glossary is included; each chapter finishes with a short list of references for further reading on the topic and discussion questions. The authors provide short interview videos (free via GUP website) to enhance discussions on each chapter's topic.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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