In addition, digital technology has become a strong force in the field of self-learning with the advent of many self-learning applications or sites that can be used on a computer, tablet or regular phone. Teacher training remains a decisive moment in the deployment of these (new) pedagogical applications, which can enhance student motivation and learning through the diversification and enrichment of practice. We cannot speak literally about digital pedagogy; digital tools to a greater extent correspond to already old teaching practices, but they greatly facilitate their implementation: differentiated pedagogy, project pedagogy, student autonomy, practical approach, etc.
Digital ideas for life. Almost all digital resources are intended to be used in addition to traditional media (paper, photocopies, etc.), and not to replace them. It is easy to imagine what can be combined in the same sequence: from an audio-visual medium, listening and viewing with written instructions on a blackboard, and then proceed to a paper lesson and complete it. oral or written production on a smartphone or tablet. On the other hand, these tools revolutionize everyday life and some aspects of teaching and learning: the search for information and ideas, access to an infinite number of documents in the target language, translation, the possibility of mutual exchange, production, sharing, publication and distribution of documents, extension of the course through unscheduled and online scheduled exchanges or work, etc.
Recent digital innovations. The information presented here is based on several sources: data from a survey conducted online from April 9 to May 14, 2018, information obtained from various public and private institutional documentary sources, reference works published on the topic, and field exchanges with educational circles conducted by teams during teacher training missions. Since the survey was conducted online, the answers in favor of digital users do not necessarily correspond to general statistics on the use of digital technologies in all places or types of education.
The development and dissemination of online digital resources is carried out by a wide range of participants – from official government operators to civil society actors, academia, the private sector and even personal initiatives from passionate teachers. Media offer French-speaking media play a fundamental role in the digital offer.
They provide multimedia educational devices available anywhere (or almost) that include a variety of audio and video, as well as images and texts, accompanied by online events and teaching documents. These devices are designed for both teachers and students of all levels and ages. They combine a wide range of topics from general French to French for specific or professional purposes.
They offer material that can be used directly in the classroom or in the process of independent work, as well as contribute to teacher training through instructional sheets. In this area, the interactive multimedia devices offered. Teaching and learning (used by 87.2% of teachers surveyed) and teaching French are distinguished by quality and wealth of resources. The consistency of the pedagogical approach is also proposed.
The offer is free for users and without extension, renewal and increase stop. Similarly, in a multimedia learning environment, audiovisual and educational materials (cards and interactive classes) are closely associated with sociocultural aspects. Radio, on the other hand, provides funds to create original media (web series, audio books, etc.) that are specifically adapted for distribution on the Internet on their websites and that teachers can easily adapt to develop educational sequences tailored to their audience.
Digital ideas for life. These media, which today qualify as global, are available on all digital media: on television, on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Students and teachers can easily and at any time of their choice access to the necessary documents and, thus, to the authentic and relevant language: weather, newspaper reports, broadcasts, debates, dramas, etc. They reveal the cultural aspects of French-speaking countries and target language. Many documents are available for download and therefore can be used offline for personal training.