The “Uberfication” of Online ELT

ELT Online

by Rachel Boyce
Learning with computers is nothing new...
………..as they have been used in language teaching since the 1980s, if not longer in specialist language areas.

The definition of computer mediated discourse is simply when people interact by computer. This can be asynchronous (participants messaging at different times) or synchronous (simultaneous communication). My context uses Skype™ for live audio & video feed, which is called synchronous computer mediated communication, or SCMC for short as it’s quite a mouthful! With the development in smartphones and tablets over recent years, and the current trend to be constantly . . .

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