Cloud Sharing and Web Tools in English Language Teaching in Bangladesh: Teachers’ Attitudes
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Nowadays technology has become an inextricable part of our lives. The recent revolution in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) now offers broader choices and aspects for teaching and learning. Many earlier obstacles and learning or teaching barriers can now be overcome by the help of technology. Newer goals are being set to achieve in this era of technology enhanced learning. Cloud sharing is the use of technology to store, access and share various application using the cloud instead of the local server or local hard drive of one’s computer. Using cloud sharing in education means using this technology in traditional teaching and learning environment, thereby benefiting both the teachers and the students. Cloud sharing applications provide an on-demand, convenient and user-friendly access to a usually vast storage of shared resources for the teachers as well as the students. In an English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom, cloud sharing as well as other web tools can be used in various ways that can make the whole teaching-learning process more effective and interesting. This paper explains how cloud sharing can be integrated into an ESL/EFL class by giving a brief description of various cloud-sharing technologies that can be integrated into ESL/EFL teaching. This paper also talks about some other popular web tools that may play a significant role in ESL/EFL teaching and learning. It concludes by giving an overview of some of the teachers’ opinions regarding the implementation of cloud sharing applications and other tools in ESL/EFL teaching-learning and what this implication entails.
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