The Digital Transformation of Foreign Language Education: What does the future hold for us?


Gürbüz N.

The First International Conference and Exhibition on Digital Transformation and Smart Systems, Ankara, Turkey, 24 - 26 October 2018, pp.99-102

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-102

Abstract

We have gone through significant changes in every area of our lives in the last decades due to the social, economic and technological advances in the world. This reality is transforming the way we work, the way we live and the way we learn. As the educational and learning needs change at all levels in this transformation process, the educational expectations are increasing and changing, making it necessary for the individuals to gain the 21st century skills. In this connection, this paper will discuss the digital transformation of education and foreign language education by focusing on the following questions:

 

What will be different in the age of industry 4.0 in terms of language learning and teaching practices?

 

How will the roles and responsibilities of learners and teachers change?

 

What could be the benefits and challenges of digital transformation for our field?