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Book review report is a report that aims to find out the contents of the book, but more
focused on our evaluation of the strengths and weakness of the book, what is interesting from
the book and how the contents of the book can effect the way we think and increase aour
understanding of a study.

The material to be criticized is Tools support ICT. It is expected that with the report of this
book review, students can add to understanding of this material, and able to think critically and


The purpose of this critical book is to find out the advantages and disadvantages of the
contents of the book, to test the quality of the book by comparing it against the work of the
same author or other author. Then the benefits are to fulfill the course assignments in teaching
and learning strategies and to increase knowledge about how to criticize a book.

The main book

Book title : Information and Communication of Technology in Language and Learning

Author :

Publisher : English and literature department languages and arts faculty (UNIMED)

Publication year : 2019

Page : 46

Comparison book


Author : Michael bruckner

Publisher : Naresuan University

Publication year : 2015

Page :181

Summary of the contents of the Information and Communication of Technology in Language

and Learning.

A. Audio Devices

Audio devices can be used with other media to form an interactive multimedia.However,
it can also be utilized separately as independent tool. Audio devices include speaker, earphone ,
CD, and ect.

B. Computer

Computer is an electronic device which is capable of receiving information and

performing a sequence of logical operations in accordance with a predetermined but variable
set of procedural instruction to procedure results in the form of information.

C. Telephone

This telephone medium has not been widely used for language teaching because of the
poor quality of analogue transmissions.

D. Internet

Internet can be used as a medium of language learning through email, world wide web,
text, audio and video conferencing.

E. Mobile gadget

Mobile gadgets such as a cell phone and smart phone which are equipped with programs
like computer, which enable it ti perform as mini personal computer.

F. Interactive whiteboard

IWB is a large interactive display which is connected to a computer and projector.

G. Interactive Multimedia

Interactive media is the integration of digital media including combinations of electronic

text, graphics, moving images, and sound.
G. Social interface

This media provides facility or example that enables an interaction between human and
computer. People set up more interaction with computer in a more intuitive way with less
effort-through writing, voice, touch, eye movements, and other gestures.

Summary of the contents of Educational Technology

A. Audio devices / Audio

Radio offers a synchronous educational vehicle, while streaming audio over the
internet with webcasts and podcasts can be asynchronous. Classroom microphones, of ten
wireless, can enable learners and educators to interact more clearly.

B. Computer

Computer is to access websites as well as programs such as Microsoft word,

PowerPoint, PDF files, and images.

C. Telephone

Many mobile devices such as clickers and smartphones can be used for interactive

D. Internet/

Group webpages, blogs, and wikis allow learners and educators to post thoughts,
ideas, and comments on a website in am imteractive learning environment.

E. Mobile gadget/ Mobile devices

Mobile devices such as clickers and smartphones can be used for interactive feedback.

F. Whiteboards

Interactive whiteboards and smartboards allow learners and instructors to write on the
touch screen.
3.1. Assessment of the book

A. Weakness of Information and Communication of Technology

According to our analysis the weakness of Tools Support ICT is that there is very few
picture in this book.In this book doesn’t not write the author of this book.

B. Weakness of Educational Technology

According to our the weakness of Tools Support ICT in this book is that there are some
titles that do not exist,such as interactive multimedia, ect. So, this book is not complete as the
Information and Communication of Technology and there is material that is
incomprehensible.and the weakness of this book is the difficult to understand the topic what
the book talked about.

C. Strenght of Information and Communication of Technology

According to our analysis the strength of this book is a very easy word to understand the
threads of the leader. And the materials is directly leading to the discussion. So it encloses many
readers who are interested in reading this book.

D.Strenght of Educational Technology

According to our analysis the strength of this book is there is a pictures in every material
described so the readers don’t feel bored.
4.1. Summary

From some of the descriptions above,it can be concluded that the weaknesses or
deficiencies found in this book, do not mean reducing the substance of the message that the
author wants to convey in this book.

Therefore, this book is very suitable for students, especially for teachers to assist in
carrying out their tasks that adhere to the principles of evaluation in every learning.

4.2. Suggestions

Our advices is for student to read this book even though there are weaknesses because
the book also has its own strength in each book, and from this book students will det useful
knowledge about ICT.

For the writer’s of the main book, we suggest to give more picture in that book so that
the readers can understand and not bored on the explanations based on the chapter we
reviewed. And for the writer’s of the comparison book, we suggest to provide easy words so
that the readers understand more

The main book :

 Information and Comunication of Technology in language and learning.English Education

Study Program, English and Literature Department,Languages and Arts Faculty (UNIMED).

The comparison book :

 Educational Technology, Michael Bruckner, Naresuan University, 2015.