Learning in the Age of Information Technology: “Now” Learning

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A Multiple Venue Presentation for Dr. Hala Fawzi Applied Linguistics Class in Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Being part of the future which is already here!
  • Building communities of constructivist learners who could interaction in a social learning environment.
  • http://alothman-b.tripod.com/090_studentprojects_fall04.htm (photoblogs) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/students_websites.htm (webpages) http://pub3.bravenet.com/forum/193871153 (forum) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/162_s04students_vocabquiz.htm (SMS) http://alothman-b.tripod.com/athari_url.wav (voice msg by Athari)
  • “ An ongoing experiment in world friendship through online language learning”.
  • Learning in the Age of Information Technology: “Now” Learning

    1. 1. Learning in the Age of Information Technology: “Now” Learning A Multiple Venue Presentation for Dr. Hala Fawzi Applied Linguistics Class in Yanbu University College Buthaina Al-Othman EFL/ESP Instructor Science College, Kuwait University
    2. 2. E-Learning: A “Paradigm Shift” <ul><li>E-learning is learning in meaningful ways </li></ul><ul><li>that use and develop higher order thinking skills </li></ul>AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    3. 3. <ul><li>Traditional learning </li></ul><ul><li>Using papers </li></ul><ul><li>_______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Writing letters </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Using telephone </li></ul><ul><li>__________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling to attend </li></ul><ul><li>international meetings & conferences </li></ul><ul><li>“ Now” Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Using word processor </li></ul><ul><li>___________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Email </li></ul><ul><li>___________________ </li></ul><ul><li>IM/ SMS/ MMS/ VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>___________________ </li></ul><ul><li>E-conferences: Audio, MV-Presentation, videoconferencing </li></ul>Making the transition from Traditional to “Now” learning AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    4. 4. Getting Started with E-learning <ul><li>Things we need to get started: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to work in groups (teamwork) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic computer skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable/Free Internet asynchronous and synchronous communication tools </li></ul></ul>AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    5. 5. Types of E-Learning <ul><li>Synchronous: </li></ul><ul><li>instant communication, learning in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous: </li></ul><ul><li>delayed communication, not in real time </li></ul>AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    6. 6. Synchronous Tools AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 Y!Messenger Tappedi n Alado Skype Tools
    7. 7. Asynchronous Tools AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 Audio-msg Photoblogs WebPages Discussion Forums SMS Blogs Yahoo!Groups Tools
    8. 8. Utilizing Sync. & Async. Tools for Student-Term Project http://alothman-b.tripod.com/wia_162finalproj.htm AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    9. 9. AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 http://alothman-b.tripod.com/present_162.htm
    10. 10. Authentic Audience AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 http://vancestevens.com/papers/evonline2002/webheads.htm Webheads in Action Communities of Practice Online
    11. 11. http://alothman-b.tripod.com/162_fall2003.htm
    12. 12. AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 http://alothman-b.tripod.com/162-53_blogs.htm
    13. 13. Al-Othman. Feb 14, 2005 Groupboard : Webhead, Susan Nyrope in Denmark Chat & Draw with Kuwaiti EFL Students http://alothman-b.tripod.com/sus_chat_090.htm
    14. 14. Videoconferencing: More than CU / C Me AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-Project-Details
    15. 15. Back Channel: Handwritten Notes vs Online Text-Chat Tool AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC_Photos_Vidoes Kuwait City Seoul
    16. 16. Kuwait-Korea Videoconferencing WebTour <ul><li>It all started at Polycom CAPSpace </li></ul><ul><li>Main Project Wiki http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-project </li></ul><ul><li>Project Program http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-Project-Details </li></ul><ul><li>Photos & Videos http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC_Photos_Vidoes </li></ul><ul><li>Note </li></ul><ul><li>MIZY Center is operated by the Korean National </li></ul><ul><li>Commission for UNESCO under the auspice of the Seoul </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Government </li></ul>AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    17. 17. Student-Reflections through their Group-Blogs - WebTour <ul><li>Student Group-Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>http://english090.wikispaces.com/Student-Group_090s60 </li></ul><ul><li>Khuloud AlShemeri </li></ul><ul><li>http://eng090-60g6.blogspot.com/2010/11 kholoodalshammeri-090-60.html </li></ul><ul><li>Hessa AlSuhail </li></ul><ul><li>http://eng090-60g6.blogspot.com/2010/11/heesa090-60.html </li></ul><ul><li>Maryam AlSuhail </li></ul><ul><li>http://eng090-60g6.blogspot.com/2010/11/mariamyousef090-60.html </li></ul>AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    18. 18. Improving the Learning Environment: P erformance & Productivity AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 feelings for each other & the community Attitudes toward learning relationships Factors
    19. 19. Measuring the learning Improvements AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 learners satisfaction  improved environment collaboration cooperation trust Environment
    20. 20. Summary <ul><li>E-learning helps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>create independent learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to learn and live, i.e to become lifelong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>know what to do each day you wake up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create learners who are able to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ask questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explore </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>analyze </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>understand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>apply and communicate understanding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>spread love and make peace in our globe </li></ul></ul></ul>AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010
    21. 21. AlOthman, Buthaina Dec 08, 2010 <ul><li>Thank You ! </li></ul><ul><li>For questions / and comments, please email </li></ul><ul><li>to: buthaina.alothman(at)gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Website http://alothman-b.tripod.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog http://webheadbuth.blogspot.com </li></ul>Q & A

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