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Seven Top Technologies Will Be Used More In ELT In The Near Future

These technologies represent some of the latest tools and trends in ELT. While we use some of them now, the use of others is on the horizon. So you need to prepare yourself for them in the next one to five years. Here is the list of them:

1. Smart Watches

Smartwatches promise new ways of learning. Its motion and pressure sensors can make it more applicable for activity-based learning.

2. Smart Phones, Tablets, and Mobile Phones

Students who have these gadgets and used to access the internet using them have been growing. Students can easily use these tools for their learning. It will give them an opportunity for more independence and openness in addition to more collaboration with tons of learning resources and apps.

3. Cloud Computing

Google Classroom is one of the cloud-based tools which more schools will use in the next five years as it makes it easier for students and teachers to have access to information wherever they are, on whatever device they have.

4. Social Media

Using social media nowadays is the standard. They will be used more in the near future across schools and universities for research and share information

5. Open Source Software

Blogs, eBooks MOOCs and other open source content will be used increasingly as they provide students with a chance to have control over their learning.

6. Flipped or Blended Learning

This approach will become more commonly used in the next five years as it allows students to be responsible for their learning and gives the opportunity to teachers to spend more time preparing challenging tasks for their students.

7. Gamification

Using games in learning increases the stickiness of the lesson in students’ memory as they – according to a lot of research – remember 90% of what they do. For that reason, I expect that we will use gamification more in the next two or three years.

In Sum

These new technologies continue to emerge and we will use them in the learning community in general and particularly in the ELT field. As a teacher, you should be ready for that use evaluating them to see how to get the most benefit from each one.

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