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New Technologies, Multiple Literacies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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This article presents and briefly discusses the results from a survey conducted with English teachers of the third cycle and secondary education in Portugal as part of a study on multiple literacies and Web 2.0 in English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom (Cardoso). Based on the answers provided, it can be assumed that among this group of teachers, new technologies tend to be part of their professional practice. However, it is unclear if digital tools have been used to actually promote more innovative ways of teaching or just as a different way to approach more traditional methods. Moreover, it seems that suitable guidance, training and further development of appropriate materials are required to facilitate and better integrate new technologies in the EFL classroom.

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Identification and Prediction of Interdisciplinary Research Topics: A Study Based on the Concept Lattice Theory

, compared with 2007, the number of sharing nodes of all the topics, consisting of interdisciplinary research, information needs, metadata, information retrieval, and search engines is decreased, indicating that the semantic relevance of all topics declined. Figure 4a IDR topics in concept lattice between LIS and Medical Informatics for 2009. Figure 4b is the IDR topic concept lattice of LIS with Geography-Physical in 2009. It contains three IDR topics, which include qualitative analysis, communication technologies, and web2.0. Comparing with the IDR topics

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