Blended Learning examines what benefit this blend of modern technology with traditional pedagogy can provide for ELT practice. For the authors, the blend explicitly includes face-to-face classroom teaching, but can also involve distance learning or new approaches to out-of-classroom learning, such as involving students in working on CALL activities or web-quests at home and submitting their work by email, or developing autonomy through computer-based independent work. Aimed at the less technically accomplished teacher, but with plenty of fresh ideas for those who embrace the use of technology and regularly blend it into their teaching practice, Sharma and Barrett’s text is jargon-free, written in straightforward language and includes clear explanations. The book is full of practical suggestions and examples that can easily be integrated into teaching methods. It introduces technologies which may be new to many readers, but also takes a new look at more familiar techniques.
Publisher: Macmillan Education
Publication: 31 January 2014