Open and Participatory Environments in Language Learning

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Presentation given at Tesol 2008 in New York.

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  • 1.Open ParticipatoryMedia Environments in Language LearningBarbara Dieu and Patricia Glogowski 49thTesol Conference New York, April 5th 2008

2. CONTEXT

  • What is your teaching context, who are your learners and what are their interests and needs?
  • What social tools and platforms are there available?
  • Have you incorporated any into your language teaching curriculum yet? If you did, how did you go about it? Why? If not, why?

3. Barbara

  • EFL bilingual high school (French-Portuguese)
  • 460 hours of English in middle school
  • 20 to 28 students per class
  • 3 classes 50 per week
  • of which 1 x 50 in computer lab
  • Blog, bloglines, wiki, Flickr, social sites
  • Bilingual dictionary, thesaurus, class wiki, podcasts, study skills, rubrics, CC photos

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Patricia

  • University preparation program
  • Upper intermediate level
  • 16 stds per class
  • 20 hours a week x 8 weeks
  • of which 2 or three hours computer lab
  • social media platforms
  • Google alerts, scholar,surveymonkey

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. OPEN AND PARTICIPATORY

  • What is your perception of open and participatory online environments for language learning?
  • Why do you think they are called 'open' and 'participatory'?
  • How can we help learners to improve on their language skills through experiential learning and networking in these socially and linguistically rich environments?

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.

  • Identify Source
  • Describe
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Analyze
  • Interpret
  • Personal opinion

25. 26. 27. http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ 28. 29. http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. CHALLENGES

  • What are some of the challenges and what are the constraints for you?
  • How can you solve them?

35. Challenges/constraints

  • Data location
  • Access to data
  • Retrieving it
  • Who else can see it?
  • Service disappears
  • Username and password management
  • Security risk (using the same)
  • Copyright
  • Inappropriate use

36. A Bill of Rightsfor Users of the Social Web

  • 1) Ownershipof their own personal information, including:
    • Their own profile data
    • the list of people they are connected to
    • the activity stream of content they create
  • 2) Controlof whether and how such personal information is shared with others
  • 3) Freedomto grant persistent access to their personal information to trusted external sites.
  • Authored by Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, and Michael Arrington
  • September 4, 2007

37. Thank you!

  • Patricia Glogowski
  • [email_address]
  • Barbara (Bee) Dieu
  • [email_address]

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