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  • 1. Open Participatory Media Environments in Language Learning Barbara 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
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    • 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
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  • 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?
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  • 23. Open Learning Diagrams by Stephen Downes (We added the captions) borrowed from: http://it. coe . uga .edu/itforum/paper92/paper92.html Closed Course Management System
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    • Identify Source
    • Describe
    • Compare
    • Contrast
    • Analyze
    • Interpret
    • Personal opinion
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  • 27. http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/
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  • 29. http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/ http://poetrysalon.typepad.com/
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  • 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 Rights for Users of the Social Web
    • 1) Ownership of 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) Control of whether and how such personal information is shared with others
    • 3) Freedom to 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]