In the era of rapid development of information and communication technology, both teachers and students are exposed to a great number of multimedia tools which can be used for teaching and learning purposes. Nevertheless, the biggest challenge faced by teachers is how to use the multimedia tools properly and effectively in classrooms. This study is carried out to investigate the proper management of three main multimedia tools, i.e. PowerPoint, Video-Clips and E-Learning, in classroom activities in order to have effective teaching and learning of Spanish language at Engineering Campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia. The set of ideas underlying the basis of the management of PowerPoint, Video-Clips and E-Learning in classrooms is firstly presented. A framework for the management of classroom activities incorporating the combination of PowerPoint, Video-Clips and E-Learning with other resources such as games, songs and additional notes is then proposed. An example of classroom activities implemented based on the proposed framework is given. The effectiveness of the management framework in order to develop students’ language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking is gauged by means of a survey. Preferences of students on the use of PowerPoint, Video-Clips and E-Learning during Spanish classrooms are analyzed. Outcome of the survey is used as guidelines to further improve the management of the use of PowerPoint, Video-Clips and E-Learning in making teaching of Spanish language more fun, challenging, and interesting to the students.
Lidia Ramírez Arriaga, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Stream: Technology in the Classroom
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