Open and Participatory Environments in Language Learning

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Presentation given at Tesol 2008 in New York.

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<ul><li>1.Open ParticipatoryMedia Environments in Language LearningBarbara Dieu and Patricia Glogowski 49thTesol Conference New York, April 5th 2008</li></ul> <p>2. CONTEXT </p> <ul><li>What is your teaching context, who are your learners and what are their interests and needs? </li></ul> <ul><li>What social tools and platforms are there available? </li></ul> <ul><li>Have you incorporated any into your language teaching curriculum yet? If you did, how did you go about it? Why? If not, why?</li></ul> <p>3. Barbara </p> <ul><li>EFL bilingual high school (French-Portuguese) </li></ul> <ul><li>460 hours of English in middle school </li></ul> <ul><li>20 to 28 students per class </li></ul> <ul><li>3 classes 50 per week </li></ul> <ul><li>of which 1 x 50 in computer lab </li></ul> <ul><li>Blog, bloglines, wiki, Flickr, social sites </li></ul> <ul><li>Bilingual dictionary, thesaurus, class wiki, podcasts, study skills, rubrics, CC photos </li></ul> <p>4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Patricia </p> <ul><li>University preparation program </li></ul> <ul><li>Upper intermediate level </li></ul> <ul><li>16 stds per class </li></ul> <ul><li>20 hours a week x 8 weeks </li></ul> <ul><li>of which 2 or three hours computer lab </li></ul> <ul><li>social media platforms </li></ul> <ul><li>Google alerts, scholar,surveymonkey </li></ul> <p>12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. OPEN AND PARTICIPATORY </p> <ul><li>What is your perception of open and participatory online environments for language learning?</li></ul> <ul><li>Why do you think they are called 'open' and 'participatory'? </li></ul> <ul><li>How can we help learners to improve on their language skills through experiential learning and networking in these socially and linguistically rich environments? </li></ul> <p>19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Open Learning Diagrams by StephenDownes (We added the captions)borrowed from:http://it. coe . uga .edu/itforum/paper92/paper92.html Closed Course Management System 24. </p> <ul><li>Identify Source </li></ul> <ul><li>Describe </li></ul> <ul><li>Compare </li></ul> <ul><li>Contrast </li></ul> <ul><li>Analyze </li></ul> <ul><li>Interpret </li></ul> <ul><li>Personal opinion </li></ul> <p>25. 26. 27. http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ 28. 29. http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. CHALLENGES </p> <ul><li>What are some of the challenges and what are the constraints for you? </li></ul> <ul><li>How can you solve them?</li></ul> <p>35. Challenges/constraints </p> <ul><li>Data location </li></ul> <ul><li>Access to data</li></ul> <ul><li>Retrieving it </li></ul> <ul><li>Who else can see it? </li></ul> <ul><li>Service disappears </li></ul> <ul><li>Username and password management </li></ul> <ul><li>Security risk (using the same) </li></ul> <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul> <ul><li>Inappropriate use </li></ul> <p>36. A Bill of Rightsfor Users of the Social Web </p> <ul><li>1) Ownershipof their own personal information, including: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Their own profile data </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>the list of people they are connected to </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>the activity stream of content they create </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>2) Controlof whether and how such personal information is shared with others </li></ul> <ul><li>3) Freedomto grant persistent access to their personal information to trusted external sites. </li></ul> <ul><li>Authored by Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, and Michael Arrington </li></ul> <ul><li>September 4, 2007 </li></ul> <p>37. Thank you! </p> <ul><li>Patricia Glogowski </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <ul><li>Barbara (Bee) Dieu </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>