Computers have been used for language learning and teaching for many years. The development of the internet and the World Wide Web in the the early 1990's has added another dimension to this resource. The web is interactive, it can be used for communication as well as information.
Knowledge on the Net looks at various aspects of the Internet and how it can be exploited by teachers as a resource for themselves and their classroom teaching.
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He launched the first World Service English learning website in 1996, and started the bbc-elt discussion group in 1997.
Hamish enjoys singing and he frequently performs in musicals on stage. He retired from the BBC in 2004
|David Eastment - eastment.com
David Eastment is a freelance teacher-trainer and writer specializing in the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to language education.
His publications include The Internet: a Resource Book for Teachers (with Scott Windeatt and David Hardisty, OUP) and The Internet and ELT (British Council/ Summertown). He was editor of IATEFL Issues, the journal of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, from 1994 to 2000.
He worked for twelve years at the Bell Language Schools, Cambridge, before going freelance in 1994. He has also taught in Italy, Portugal and Japan. In addition, he has given lectures and workshops in many countries.
Dave Sperling - daveseslcafe.com
He is the author of The Internet Guide for English Language Teachers, Dave Sperling's Internet Guide, and Dave Sperling's Internet Activity Workbook.
Dave lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children.
Craig Landy - searchengines.com
His organisation is currently developing tools for improving web-based academic search as well as researching scalable methods for assessing the credibility of information on the Internet
Craig launched his first Internet venture in 1996, as he was eager to be a part of the emerging global connectivity, while setting out to avoid the traditional 9 to 5 lifestyle at all costs. He has happily been working 'Internet hours' ever since.
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