Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.7 Number.3 September, 2016 Pp. 51-64
Teachers Are in Great Demand in the Digital Age
Nazmi Tawfiq Al-Shalabi
Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Arats , the Hashemite University
It is claimed that technology in the digital age can shoulder the responsibility of teaching and that teachers are no longer needed. Rejecting this claim, this study that employs argumentation as a method and makes much use of the author’s experience as a teacher comprises an original work devoted to demonstrating that teachers are in great demand in this age. The reason for this contention is that teachers inspire students to be lifelong learners, motivate them ,nurture passion and creativity, and create a culture of excellence. This means that teachers are facilitators and innovators who can facilitate using and integrating technology into education. This integration is necessary not only for learning and teaching purposes but also reforming today’s worthless education based on rote learning .This study recommends that video games be incorporated into English classes to equip learners with the life skills they badly need for survival in this world marked by competition and everlasting change.
Key Words: equip, facilitate, integrate, reform, technology
Cite as: Al-Shalabi, N.T. (2016). Teachers Are in Great Demand in the Digital Age. Arab World English Journal, 7(3).