In a traditional teaching classroom, the teacher is the sender and the source, and the student is the receiver of the information. The learning in classroom tends to be passive and the learners play little part in their learning process. However, technology has made many innovations in the field of teaching and also made a radical change from the traditional teaching and learning.
We begin to realize that in the 21st century classroom, the role of student is more important than teachers. The role of the teacher is changing from the sender to the facilitator. This changing role of education is inevitable with the introduction of multimedia technology.
Thus I modified the persuasive writing unit that is an extension to the traditional methods of teaching.
1. Using multimedia to modify the contents of the material
Use various digital media types such as text, images, audio and video to convey information to students. By incorporating digital media elements into the unit, students are able to learn better since they use multiple sensory modalities, which would make them more motivated to pay more attention to the information presented and retain the information better.
2. Employing a variety of digital environments and media to connect learners with quality content
The value of teaching foreign language is not just making students literate but develop an international mindset alongside an awareness of their own cultural identity. It is important to connect learners with other learners, as it is connect learners with quality content. Engaging with learners of other cultures enhances student global competence.
Using an innovative learning strategy can change a traditional classroom to that of 21st century: interactive, engaged, and student-centered classroom.