Oratoria Online: The Use of Technology Enhaced Learning to Improve Students’ Oral Skills

  • Jon Dornaleteche
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

New ITCs have proven to be useful tools for implementing innovating didactic and pedagogical formula oriented to enhance students’ en teachers’ creativity. The up-and-coming massive e-learning and blended learning projects are clear examples of such a phenomenon. The teaching of oral communication offers a perfect scenario to experiment with these formulas. Since the traditional face to face approach for teaching ‘Speech techniques’ does not keep up with the new digital environment that surround students, it is necessary to move towards an ‘Online oratory’ model focused on using TEL to improve oral skills.

Valladolid University offers a subject called ‘Técnicas de Expresión Oral’ (Speech techniques) for an advertising and PR degree. Jon Dornaleteche has been the teacher in charged of it in the last four years. This paper summarizes all the achievements obtained by means of the application of ITCs and proposes a didactic guide to help teachers change their methods.

Keywords

Online Oratory speech techniques video blog rhetoric Internet blended learning ITCs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Dornaleteche
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  1. 1.Universidad de ValladolidSegoviaSpain

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