Internet technologies and language teacher education

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This chapter looks at the ways in which teacher training and teacher development are taking place online. It seeks to address the ways in which teachers learn to teach and considers how "Web 2.0" applications and other collaborative, interactive technologies may transform teacher education. In an overview of teacher development theories, including social constructivism and critical reflection, the chapter attempts to situate current practices in relation to research in teacher learning. The second part of the chapter focuses on blended and distance learning, Computer Mediated Communication, and the applicability of Web 2.0 applications to teacher development. It is hoped that the chapter will provide a useful summary for teacher trainers and classroom practitioners who are hoping to use technology for developmental purposes. At the same time, it may assist those who are working with technology but are less familiar with the context of how teachers learn.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning
EditorsMichael Thomas
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781605661919
ISBN (Print)9781605661902
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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