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TIC: Assignment N1

STUDENTS: Virginia Andrea Lopez 2614 Jorge Nicolas Bustamante 2616

A. 1. ICT : the term refers ICT "Information and Communication Technologies", this kind of technologies are mainly oriented to the study of the technologies of communication, better known as telecommunications. The ICT have allow to the society bring their communicational levels to new ground, have made possible instantaneous communication between people who are thousands of miles, and allowed to connect to the world through electronic networks.

2. TELF: is the acronym chosen to represent the terms "Teaching English as a Foreign Language " and as its meaning implies is the action that made a teacher to teach English as a foreign language being or not they native language, the teaching of English as a second language is one of the subjects taught universally, due to the demand that the world requires about their knowledge as universal language.

3. Power Point Presentation: a Power Point Presentation is a software created by Microsoft that allows the user custom to create visual presentations whether formal or informal character, them are designed to receive text, video, images and audio background. This software allows browse through slides presentations that run one by one, they have background designs (colors, shapes) that remain at the option of the user,

and thus also the effect of movement in and out. This type of file is compatible with multiple devices.

4.Browse: is to search for information in a specific hierarchy, that is made within database systems.

5. Browser: is a software used to navigate through the internet , by introducing a link, or an specifical information in the search engine; this will take you to new sources of search. The most common browser on the net are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

6. CALL( Computer Assisted Language and Learning): CALL is the interaction of teacher-student with the use of a computer via internet. It is assisted because the student requires assistance from the teacher in order to get a better learning experience.

7. To download: is to transfer a file from a webpage or a computer to your own computer. 8. To upload: is to transfer a file from your computer to the web o to another computer. 9. URL: is the Uniform Resource Locator, and is used to specify addresses on the World Wide Web. Every URL is specific and only refers to only one web address. To learn more about the meaning of URL please click here: 10. Skill: is an ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving ideas (cognitive skills), things (technical skills), and/or people (interpersonal skills). 11. Software: is a program which contains data and instructions that direct the functioning of the computer, without it a computer would be useless, because these are the ones who make all the commands to manipulate the computer. It is the mediator between the computer user and the computer.

12. Hyperlink: it is an underlined text or maybe an image on any Web site that contains a link, this allows you to click on it and so a new page within the same or a new will be opened.


B. 1. This article consists on the description about how a professor from Harvard University transformed the traditional classroom into a multimedia classroom, remarking the lecture and reading of lists as obsolete now that we have the chance of learning more through the impact of colorful images and audios at the same time for a more efficient learning experience. In this case we can see how they acquired lots of equipment for a specific purpose in the classroom. It is fully prepared for recording lessons, thesis examsg, etc. Also it shows a very professional use of it. 2. I think as students of the new generation we would love to have such an opportunity of learning in this technological instance. I think that both the traditional and multimedia learning are important but it is a whole deal what it takes to concrete this as a project of such dimension in UNCa. Multimedia lessons, as the recreation of the ballet The Rite of Spring with audio, images, videos and flash pointers, take more attention and concentration from the student than normal lecture/reading, and it is someth ing were all capable of, listening and watching. But we cant replace lecture and say its obsolete since it is the main source of intellectual thought development. Unluckily we need lots of support in order to gather the required equipment to let this lessons take place. Furthermore, it requires specialized teachers on this subject, multimedia lessons. Multimedia lessons would be perfect, as an example, for English Literature lessons. We can see how this teacher applied it for the recreation of a ballet. This would be very useful for cinema topics. We can also make it an useful tool for English Language. C. 2. I would answer three of them. The questions about the internet and WEB; OLPC and Conectar igualdad; m-learning and e-learning. Internet and Web are not. Internet is a network of networks, a networking platform; that means it is the whole. The WWW or Web is a way of data travel through the internet; it works as a network inside of it. It is an information-sharing model. OLPC has nothing to do with Conectar Igualdad. The project was initialized by the Poder Ejecutivo Nacional, which took into account an economic, easy and fast enough as features for a Classmate type Netbook. Later on the project would be lunched by the

President herself. The netbooks were not 100% made in Argentina, they imported the pieces and built them in Tierra del Fuego. M-Learning is not the new name for e-Learning. They refer to similar but different things. M-Learning means mobile learning, that is a handheld device that allows you to get a lesson anywhere at any time. E-Learning is the use of the internet connection or any other network as to set up a class. It refers to the way that the lesson is established, although it does not specify a device. But we could say that when we take a lesson using a smart phone or tablet with an internet connection, we are not just making use m-learning but also of e-learning. 3. Is CMC the aim of CALL? No, it is not. The aim of CALL is the communicative competence through an interactive lesson via internet. CALL requires from CMC, but that is not its aim. Thus we can say that Computer Mediated Communication is the communicative interaction of two or more people through any electronic device that enables the users to communicate in whichever aspect they do. 4. C) LINKS FOR EXTRA READING: