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Volume 10 : 11 November 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
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The Effectiveness of Technology in Teaching Study Skills

J. Jayachandran, Ph.D.


This Paper discusses on how students can learn Study Skills by integrating pedagogy and technology. Technology is an ever increasing part of English Language Teaching, thus with this integrated skills, the effectiveness of technology in learning study skills is emphasized.

Keywords: Study Skills, CALL, Note-taking, Reference skills

Pedagogy and Technology in Language Learning

Over the years, a wide variety of teaching aids have been placed at the disposal of language teachers. Charts, slides, tape-recorders, videos, overhead projectors and many other technological innovations have taken the place of traditional chalk and board, though not completely. Computers and language learning methods are now closely inter-related and the judicious integration of both can enable students to organise and process their knowledge using keyboard buttons.

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Computers are now used as effective tools in teaching grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and comprehension and even in developing interactive communication skills and in creating writing activities.

The Importance of Study Skills

Every learner is an individual with different needs and abilities of learning a language. Traditional methods of teaching a language placed the teacher in the role of a transmitter of knowledge while learners were seen as passive recipients of this knowledge. With the advent of the communicative method of language teaching, the focus in the classroom shifted from the teacher to the learner. Current trends in the field of English Language Teaching focus on learner autonomy, learner involvement, learner-generated syllabi, creation of relaxed atmosphere for learning, and training to relate to need-based learning. As a result, the concept of individualized instruction is increasingly gaining importance.

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J. Jayachandran, M.A.(Eng), M.A.(Ling), M.Phil.(ELT), PGCTE (EFLU), Ph.D.
Anna University of Technology - Chennai
Viluppuram Campus
Viluppuram - 605 103
Tamilnadu, India

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