Faculty Notes

Neil Kubler: Publishes "Promises and Perils of Educational Technology in Foreign Language Curriculum and Materials Development"

Posted May 6, 2011: In winter 2010, Neil Kubler, Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies, published “Promises and Perils of Educational Technology in Foreign Language Curriculum and Materials Development.” The main point of this article is that when applying the newer educational technologies to foreign language learning and teaching, we must always keep our pedagogical goals foremost in mind. After those goals have been set, one can consider how technology may facilitate attaining them; but it should always be the pedagogical goals that drive the technology and not the other way around. The article appeared in the book Media in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning, edited by Chan, Chin, Nagami, and Suthiwan, and published by the Centre for Language Studies of the National University of Singapore.