Orientations collaborative work-designing a virtual environment

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<ul><li> 1. I establish contact with my partner Revise the file for PAIR-WORK ORGANIZATION available in the virtual campus. Contact your partner, establish agreements on the assignment and send a message to your national tutor to confirm that you and your partner are ready to initiate the COLLABORATIVE WORK.</li></ul> <p> 2. I agree with my partner the option for designing the virtual environment. WHATS THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT?To design a virtual environment for an innovative pedagogical plan or instructional design that might foster and develop language skills through Computer Mediation (CALL) and technologies for education. As it was assigned to initiate the 2nd moment, from chapters 3 to 6 in your course-book, each pair should select one of the four language skills to develop the collaborative assignment: Option 1: Reading with CALL Option 2: Writing with CALL Option 3: Cyber-ListeningOption 4: Online speaking.Option 5: You may integrate the four skills 3. We explore the examples of web-sites and resources included in our course-book to propose activities in our virtual environment.You and your partner may take advantage of the examples provided in your course-book and the DVD. There are different web-sites and links that illustrate how to promote, create and organize virtual activities and environments for language learning. 4. We agree on the scenario for designing our virtual environment. We choose just one: (1) a WebQuest), (2) a Wiki, (3) A blog or (4) an Audio-Forum. SCENARIOS FOR CREATING VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTSOPTIONS 1. WebQuest: It includes a-seven-component-frame (Welcome, introduction, task, process, evaluation, conclusion, teachers page. Students can practice the four language skills. 2. A Wiki through: (a) google site, or (b) wikispaces.com. It is a space where students can share and build a product through collaborative work through the sense of a community. Students can practice reading, writing and develop communication abilities.WEB-SITES-URL /SAMPLE OFhttp://www.zunal.com/introduction.php?w=http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/342 48/how-to-create-a-wiki-without-anytechnical-know-how-using-google-sites/ https://sites.google.com3. A blog: It is a space for posting, sharing and communicating with other members of the blog. Students can practice reading and writing; you can attach links for practicing other language skills.http://www.blogger.com4. Audio-Forum: It promotes students interaction, which means communication through listening and speaking skills.http://www.voxopop.com/help 5. We include additional in our virtual environment resources to promote language skills development (minimum two resources). Such resources make part of the web 2.0, for example: Video(s), a social network, avatars, audio-files, an online presentation, links for skills practice your want to promote, podcasts or audiofiles. 6. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNINGElllo.org-Listening Practice http://www.quia.com/web -Set up a web site for language learning http://www.esl-lab.com/ Listening Practice http://www.busuu.com/learn-english-online English Learning Community http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc Listening Practice</p>