Text topic: Reviews
Text author: Предраг Новаков
The collection of papers “Virtual Interaction and Collaboration in the English Language and Literature Teaching” (edited by Biljana Radić-Bojanić) includes six relevant papers which discuss very current and significant topics related to the possibilities of using Internet sources in teaching. After the Preface by the editor, the first paper by Jagoda Topalov and Viktorija Krombholc - ”Virtual collaboration in foreign language teaching - TeachingEnglish.org.uk and Skype in the classroom” presents the possibilities of virtual collaboration between teachers. The second paper, “Virtual collaboration among students” by Biljana Radić-Bojanić focuses on the collaboration between students within the platform Writeboard; in the third article “Blog as a modern notice board in English language teaching” Vesna Lazović explores how blogs can enhance teaching and learning of English. In the next paper – ”Cyberclassroom - teaching the English language in a virtual space”, Jasmina Đorđević points to the possibilities of teaching in a virtual world offered by advanced technology. Nadežda Silaški explores moodle as a means for learning English for specific purposes (“Moodle as a platform for learning English for specific purposes”), while Vladislava Gordić-Petković in her paper “Internet as a research tool in teaching literature: resources and discourses” discusses changes brought by digital technologies into the field of reading. These papers successfully cover new approaches to teaching English Language and Literature, presenting advantages of these approaches and offering suggestions how to improve the teaching process. They are highly informative and should become a recommended reading-package both for teachers and students.