Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Has online education come of age for EFL learners?

The above question and more about teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) will be explored and evaluated each week. The rate of change taking place in computer assisted technologies and online teaching materials makes it difficult for teachers and parents alike to keep abreast of what works and what is a waste of time and/or money.

Online educational courses have come a long way in the past few years and with the number of fast broadband connections increasing across Asia (South Korea now has the largest percentage of Broadband connections in the world) the potential for interactive, entertaining, and educational courses have increased.

Research in cognitive psychology, individual learning strategies, second language acquisition, and the effectiveness of online education have been yielding some very interesting results, especially with the medical advancements in observing brain activity.

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