International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Digital Technologies Permeating the Pedagogical Practice of Foreign Language Courses at a Distance
Márcia Gorett Ribeiro Grossi, Shirley Doweslei Bernardes Borja, Alex Rosa Almeida

Abstract
This article focused on Distance Education (EaD) and aimed to verify which digital technologies permeate the pedagogical practices present in the Virtual Learning Environments of the foreign language courses offered on internet. The research carried out followed the principles of qualitative research. Regarding to the type of research, it was exploratory and descriptive. In relation to the technical procedures, it was used the bibliographic research. The results show that with the development of digital technologies, foreign language teaching through EaD has been changing, allowing methodologies which turn out the possibility of interactive and flexible learning, mainly due to the current applications used in computers, but which may also be accessed by mobile devices, such as Smartphone.

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