This book is indeed a proposal from the university teaching to overlap the technological tools and the study of the English language. Leading English professors and researchers from the Technical University of Manabí, Miguel Macías, Loor, Roberth Zambrano Santos, José Intriago Macías, Juan Carlos Carpio and Marianela San Lucas Marcillo, focus their work towards the use of the interactive whiteboard as a feasible way to improve the exchange of knowledge and motivation of students and teachers, in the teaching-learning process of English as a foreign language. The characteristics of this technological tool promote an active and collaborative learning environment, and simultaneously demand a greater role for students.
The first chapter of the book presents a theoretical study on the evolution of the approaches and methods through which the process of teaching and learning of foreign languages has traveled. In addition, it likewise supports the usefulness, influence and advantages of information technologies, and specifically the interactive digital whiteboard. In the second chapter the authors present a methodological strategy focused on the right use of it and moreover includes a manual that will allow readers to be instructed in its management.
This text is, in short, is a result of interdisciplinary, a sample of how Ecuadorian university teachers have internalized the need to use the most current forms of communication, in this case of putting computer science at the service of teaching the foreign language . The excellence of this book lies precisely in the updated methodology it proposes for the use of an educational media – the interactive whiteboard – which is very much in line with the demands and competences of young people in the digital age.