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A 2-Day Workshop for EFL Teachers at the Foundation Program of Qatar University

A 2-Day Workshop for EFL Teachers at the Foundation Program of Qatar University
by Buthaina Al Othman
Doha, Qatar - February 25-26, 2009

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  • Getting the Most out of the Social Web to Create New Cultures of Learning & Guiding in the EFL Classroom A 2-Day Workshop for EFL Teachers at the Foundation Program of Qatar University by Buthaina Al Othman Doha, Qatar - February 25-26, 2009
  • Much Obliged America & Allies - God Bless You ALL – February 26, 2009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/3304207991/
  • Agenda
    • What is Learning
    • Learning theories & approaches
    • Informal Learning
    • Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning
    • The Social Web / Web 2.0
    • Communities of practice & Multiliteracy (Webhead Guest Speaker)
    • The new role of teachers – Be a Multilit. To Fit
    • Wikis & Ning (Webhead Guest Speaker)
    • Flickr & Twitter (Webhead Guest Speaker)
    AlOthman, B.
  • What is Learning?
    • “ Learning can be defined formally as the act , process ,
    • or experience of gaining knowledge or skills –
    • Learning helps us move from novices to experts and
    • allows us to gain new knowledge and abilities”
    • Marcia L. Conner, (2007)
    • http://www.agelesslearner.com/intros/adultlearning.html
    • This site is licensed under a Creative Commons License .
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      • “ Learning is seen as something that you do
      • in order to understand the real world ”; so,
      • “ learning how or improving an ability is not
      • like learning that or acquiring information”
      • Gilbert Ryle (1900-1967)
    11
    • “ knowing that ” and “ knowing how”
    • Gilbert Ryle (1949)
    11
  • “ Knowing that” 11 “ Learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge. Learning is acquiring information or ‘knowing a lot’. Learning as memorizing” http://www.infed.org/biblio/b-learn.htm
  • “ knowing how” 11 “ Learning as making sense or abstracting meaning. Learning involves relating parts of the subject matter to each other and to the real world”
  • Learning vs Memory
  • Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself. John Dewey (1859-1952)
    • The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
    • Carl Rogers (1902-1987)
    • Students should not be Forced
    • to Memorize
    • Education should be Practical
    • Ibn Khaldun (1332 - 1406 )
  • Learning Approaches
    • Informal learning – is the source of most of what we learn from other people
    • We discover how to do our jobs through observing others, asking the person in the next cubicle, calling the help desk, trial and error, and simply working with people in the know
    • Jay Cross (2003)
  • Formal Learning vs Informal Learning
      • Formal learning = Push
      • learning
      • Informal Learning = Pull
      • learning
  • LEARNING FORMAL: 20% INFORMAL: 80% Family Gathering Diwaniyah / Majlis Coffee Break Courses Online Events Classrooms
  • “ eLearning must become social learning” 6 minutes video: http://www.informl.com/2009/02/23/elearning-must-be-social/ Jay Cross (Feb. 23, 2009) http://www.informl.com/2009/02/23/elearning-must-be-social/
      • Connectivism:
      • A Learning Theory for the Digital Age
      • To learn is to create meaningful
      • connections
      • Technology allows us to leave
      • the office and yet stay
      • connected
    • George Siemens (2004)
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  • Communities of Practice
    • Communities of practice are groups of
    • people who share a concern or a
    • passion for something they do and
    • Learn how to do it better as they
    • interact regularly
    • Etienne Wenger (2004)
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  • Communities of Practice Webheads WEBHEADS COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ONLINE http://tinyurl.com/26afzh
  • Communities of Practice & Multilitracies
      • Vance Stevens
      • Lecturer in Computing at the
      • Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE
      • CALL Coordinator and eLearning – IT/
      • CMC Specialist
      • More about Vance at:
      • http://www.vancestevens.com/vance.htm
    11 For the Participants of Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
  • Communities of Practice & Multilitracies
    • Michael Coghlan
    • An online instructor for the Graduate
    • Certificate in eLearning delivered by
    • Adelaide Institute of TAFE. More about
    • Michael at: http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/
    • Michael sent us this podcast:
    • http://michaelc.podomatic.com prepared for the
    • Participants of Day 2, Feb. 26, 2009
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  • The Social Web/Web 2.0 tools? http://www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/ele02.html
  • How Technology Changed the Way We Learn & Teach
  • Ning & Wikis
    • Nellie Deutsch
      • EFL Instructor for more than 30 years
      • She is a Canadian, currently residing in Israel
      • A researcher in Building Relationship and International Collaboration
      • More about Nellie at: http://tinyurl.com/3wumyh
    9/27/2008 For the Participants of Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
    • Doris Molero
    • EFL Professor at Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin in Maracaibo Venezuela
    • Doris's EFL Center at: www.doris3meflcenter.bravehost.com
    • More about Doris at: http://tinyurl.com/46swmd
    Ning & Wikis For the Participants of Day 2, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2009
  • Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Just in Time Learning Microblogging Photo Sharing / Photo Blogging
  • Flickr & Twitter
    • Cristina Costa
    • Blog:
    • http://knowmansland.com/learningpath /
    11 For the Participants of Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
  • Flickr & Twitter
    • Carla Arena
    • A believer in the transformational power
    • of education. A wonderer, learner, curious
    • Brazilian EFL educator.
    • http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com
    11 For the Participants of Day 2, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2009
  • Michael Coghlan (Jan. 25, 2009) for the EVO 09, Images4education
  • Twitter: Just In Time Learning A Twit by Jay Cross via @andresauwaerter (Feb. 23, 2009)
    • Blogs
    • Tags
    Using the Social Web to Support Working & Learning Social Bookmarking
  • Cross-Cultural EFL Projects: Kuwaiti & Argentinean Students Talk about Cultural Differences Via Blogging http://tinyurl.com/3dbydu
  • Cultural Topics: Religion, Clothes, Greetings, Places, Music, Social Freedom http://tinyurl.com/3dbydu
  • Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Pull Learning Really Simple Syndication Aggregators
  • Collaborative Student-Projects Using Social Web Tools: Facebook Groups
  • Building Collaborative Communities of Learners to Support Creativity, Productivity, & Performance http://alothman-b.com/content-eng090
  • Wikis for Collaborative Student-Projects http://buthaina.wikispaces.com
  • Wikis as Learning Management Systems
  • Skype AFL Projects: Bringing Arabic Language to Oberlin Live & Online USA, Kuwait, KSA http://tinyurl.com/4527eh
  • Promoting Informal learning through International Audio Conversation with Authentic Audience http://buthaina.blip.tv/?file_type=flv;skin=blip#28775 Venue: Arab Planning Institute (API) Barbara Sawhill Abeer Bouftain
  • Q & A Thank you! buthaina.alothman (at) gmail.com http://quniv-workshop0902.wikispaces.com/