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Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada
versão On-line ISSN 1984-6398
MELO, Glenda Cristina Valim de. The ICT use in the work of English language professors. Rev. bras. linguist. apl. [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.1, pp.93-118. ISSN 1984-6398. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-63982012000100006.
This article presents representations about the kind of work that university professors hope to achieve when using Information & Communications Technology (ICT) in the classroom. The theoretical background is based on Socio-discursive Interactionism, theories about work as developed in Clinical Activity and Ergonomics and in the characteristics of work proposed by Machado (2010). Six English language professors that use ICT at work participated in the research project. Data were collected via internet, through e-mail or Moodle. Each participant provided a text on their experiences and the use of ICT. The results indicate that university professors use the ICT in the same way, butsome restrictions to this matter are appointed by public university professors.
Palavras-chave : Teacher’s work; Information and communications technology; University professor; English language.