It was 2010. I can remember it as if it were yesterday. It was my first day on the job at an accredited language academy and my first time using an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB). I must say I was excited and quite impressed by it. I remember some of my new colleagues who had attended training sessions on how to use this amazing piece of technology giving me some tips and helping me out. I just felt like the potential was tremendous. But after a few months, I realized that most of us simply used the IWB as a regular whiteboard that basically served as the background for us to project slides onto. How many times has this happened in ELT or general education? How many times has a promising new tech tool become quite unimpressive in just a few months? Perhaps these tools were just fancy ways to do things we already did quite well. I can’t help but… Read More »Artificial intelligence and English language teaching: are we doomed?
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