Improving ICT in the teaching process: An English Elementary Course

Carlos A. Jaimes G.

Resumen


This research paper dealed with the use of ICT in the teaching of English I at the University of Pamplona using a constructivist approach. The project had many stages: a) a diagnosis of the necessity to apply ICT in an Elemental English course; b) to determine which elements and restrictions a web model should have, c) to evaluate the instructional design and the approach used. Samples of 18 foreign languages students were taken for the need analysis. The model was designed from pedagogical web files and documents used for online ESP course. The results established that a) the teaching method using ICT was an important choice for first semester students at the University of Pamplona, b) the previous programs presented a behavioral tendency. The results showed that the didactical model offers a base to teach English in a different way at a university level.


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teaching; ICT; English; constructivism; program

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