Kuwait-Korea Videoconferencing:  More than a “See U” / “See Me” Technology  by Buthaina Al-Othman EFL Instructor, ELU / Sc...
Agenda <ul><li>What is learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Videoconferencing (VC)?  </li></ul><ul><li>A Case Study: The St...
What Is Learning? (1) <ul><li>Learning / “Education” as said by,  </li></ul><ul><li>John Dewey, “is a social process”; it ...
What Is Learning? (2) <ul><li>Students should not be Forced to Memorize </li></ul><ul><li>Education should be Practical </...
Now: What Is VC? (1) <ul><li>Videoconferencing (VC) is a real time connection between two or more physical locations that ...
Now: What Is VC? (2) <ul><li>A  videoconference  (VC) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow t...
EFL/AFL Kuwait-Korea Videoconferencing (VC) Project Real Time live Youth Intercultural  Communication Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthma...
How It All Started?  <ul><li>First, it all started in 2009 at Polycom CapSpace ( http://goo.gl/ynvC0 ) </li></ul><ul><li>T...
The Process  <ul><li>Main Project Wiki pages, created:  http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-project </li></ul><ul><li>Proj...
Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
Session (1): Orientation - EFL/AFL Learners in Kuwait and Korea Communicate in Arabic & English  Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Bu...
Written Notes: a Wonderful Solution for Sound Problem During VC Sessions Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
Session (2): Student-Presentations <ul><li>Main Topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Wedding, Economy, Industry,  </li></ul><u...
Details of Presentations by Kuwaiti Students <ul><li>Kuwaiti Wedding in the Past and Present  </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwait Eco...
Details of Presentations by Korean Students <ul><li>Korean traditional costume and language (Hanbok and Hanguel ) </li></u...
Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
A Summary of the Two Sessions in a YouTube Video, by Youngran Choi ‘MIZY ’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTIwqQvPa6c Feb....
Positive Outcome (1) Kuwaiti Students were motivated to blog their  reflections on the new learning experience to their  B...
Positive Outcome (2) <ul><li>Students learned more about each other’s culture </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti students were so h...
Ways to Improve Future  VC Projects <ul><li>Integrate more online technology; so, learners stay connected and learn from o...
Future Plans <ul><li>the Seoul Youth Center for Cultural Exchange 'MIZY' and the ELU-Science at Kuwait University agreed t...
Final Word <ul><li>The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.  (Carl Rogers)  </l...
Questions? <ul><li>Thank You / “Shukran” </li></ul><ul><li>For more information about the  </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti-Korea...
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The purpose of this presentation is to share the outcome of a recent learning experience of a cross-cultural Videoconferencing (VC) project between Kuwait and Korean EFL/AFL learners that was held in November 2010. The presenter talks about the benefits of VC projects and how these kinds of activity can improve students' communications skills, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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  • In this session, students from both countries, South Korea and Kuwait, did their power point presentations on various cultural topics about their countries; such as, Food, Clothing, Traditional Holidays, and Industry in the past and present. For more information about this cross-cultural project, please go to english090.wikispaces.com/VC-Project-Det ails 2/6/11
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  • (Notice the years, in terms of history) This reminds us of John Dewy and what he said about learning and education as social processes that have to do with our growth and life in general. Dewey was well known for his learning concept or philosophy of learning by doing. To learn more about him, go to http://wilderdom.com/experiential/JohnDeweyPhilosophyEducation.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Dewey.jpg 2/6/11
  • http://www.renaissance.com.pk/novrefl2y1.html http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ip/rep/H024.htm http://baheyeldin.com/history/ibn-khaldun.html http://www.cosmovisions.com/IbnKhaldoun.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Dewey.jpg 2/6/11
  • Videoconferencing is a real time connection between two or more physical locations that is composed of both audio and video components. In most cases, the typical videoconference will allow full interaction between the locations. The interactive telecommunications of the videoteleconference have improved a great deal since the earliest attempts to combine voice and video into a workable business tool in the 1970’s. Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-videoconferencing.htm 2/6/11
  • Orientation Session on, Nov. 8, 2010. 2/6/11
  • Note: Polycom website is at MIZY Center is operated by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO under the auspice of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. 2/6/11
  • Note: Polycom website is at MIZY Center is operated by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO under the auspice of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. 2/6/11
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  • Icebreaking activities, included self introductions and singing song to one another. See the video of Kuwaiti Ss singing a Kuwaiti National song: http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/5162317254/in/set-72157625340384134/ More photo can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/sets/72157625340384134/ 2/6/11
  • More photo can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/sets/72157625340384134/ 2/6/11
  • More information can be found at http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-project To see photos &amp; watch videos from this session, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/sets/72157625340384134/ 2/6/11
  • To see photos &amp; watch videos from this session, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/sets/72157625340384134/ 2/6/11
  • More details about the Korean students’ presentations can be found at http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC_Project_Korean-Group To see photos &amp; watch videos from this session, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/sets/72157625340384134/ 2/6/11
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  • Buthaina AlOthman is an EFL/ESP instructor at the English Language Unit of Science in Kuwait University since 2001. She is also a webhead in action since the community of practice was founded in 2001-02 by Vance Stevens in Abu-Dhabi. Buthaina is also a member of the collaborative TESOL EVO mentoring team. 2/6/11
  • Kuwait-Korea Videoconferencing: More than a “See U” / “See Me” Technology

    1. 1. Kuwait-Korea Videoconferencing: More than a “See U” / “See Me” Technology by Buthaina Al-Othman EFL Instructor, ELU / Science, Kuwait University for the Connecting Online (CO11) live online Conference - February 4- 6, 2011 @ 11:00 AM EST (Toronto, Canada) – via WiZiQ
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Videoconferencing (VC)? </li></ul><ul><li>A Case Study: The Story of Kuwait-Korea EFL / AFL VC Cross-Cultural Project </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to improve Future VC projects </li></ul><ul><li>Future Plans </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    3. 3. What Is Learning? (1) <ul><li>Learning / “Education” as said by, </li></ul><ul><li>John Dewey, “is a social process”; it </li></ul><ul><li>is “growth”, as well; it is “not a </li></ul><ul><li>preparation for life but is life itself.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Dewey (1859-1952) </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    4. 4. What Is Learning? (2) <ul><li>Students should not be Forced to Memorize </li></ul><ul><li>Education should be Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Ibn Khaldoun (1332 -1406 ) </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11 Image source: http://www.cosmovisions.com/IbnKhaldoun.htm
    5. 5. Now: What Is VC? (1) <ul><li>Videoconferencing (VC) is a real time connection between two or more physical locations that is composed of both audio and video components. </li></ul><ul><li>The interactive telecommunications of the videoteleconference have improved a great deal since the 1970’s. </li></ul><ul><li>According to: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-videoconferencing.htm </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    6. 6. Now: What Is VC? (2) <ul><li>A videoconference (VC) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>It has also been called 'visual collaboration' and is a type of groupware. </li></ul><ul><li>According to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videoconferencing#History </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    7. 7. EFL/AFL Kuwait-Korea Videoconferencing (VC) Project Real Time live Youth Intercultural Communication Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    8. 8. How It All Started? <ul><li>First, it all started in 2009 at Polycom CapSpace ( http://goo.gl/ynvC0 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Then, MIZY Center found us; i.e. my class and I at Polycom </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, we talked, agreed, got connected and worked on the VC project, together. </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    9. 9. The Process <ul><li>Main Project Wiki pages, created: http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-project </li></ul><ul><li>Project Program, planned, organized, decided, and documented: http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC-Project-Details </li></ul><ul><li>Photos & Video clips, documented: http://english090.wikispaces.com/VC_Photos_Vidoes </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    10. 10. Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    11. 11. Session (1): Orientation - EFL/AFL Learners in Kuwait and Korea Communicate in Arabic & English Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    12. 12. Written Notes: a Wonderful Solution for Sound Problem During VC Sessions Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    13. 13. Session (2): Student-Presentations <ul><li>Main Topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Wedding, Economy, Industry, </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing and Traditional Holidays in the </li></ul><ul><li>Past & Present </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti Customs, Traditions, Economy </li></ul><ul><li>and Industry in the Past & Present </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    14. 14. Details of Presentations by Kuwaiti Students <ul><li>Kuwaiti Wedding in the Past and Present </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwait Economy and Way of Life before and after the discovery of oil </li></ul><ul><li>The Industry of Fish and Popular Kuwaiti Fish Dishes </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Diwanya&quot; - The Men's gathering place in Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Holidays (1):The National & Liberation Days of Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Holidays (2): Eid AlFitr & Eid AlAdha </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    15. 15. Details of Presentations by Korean Students <ul><li>Korean traditional costume and language (Hanbok and Hanguel ) </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Food Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Music in the past and the present </li></ul><ul><li>History and Economic (Dok-island and East Sea vs. Arabian Gulf) </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Traditional Holidays </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
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    17. 17. Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    18. 18. Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    19. 19. A Summary of the Two Sessions in a YouTube Video, by Youngran Choi ‘MIZY ’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTIwqQvPa6c Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    20. 20. Positive Outcome (1) Kuwaiti Students were motivated to blog their reflections on the new learning experience to their Blogs http://eng090-60g6.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    21. 21. Positive Outcome (2) <ul><li>Students learned more about each other’s culture </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti students were so happy to know some Korean students are actually learning Arabic and used Arabic names </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti students were so happy to have Korean friends </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    22. 22. Ways to Improve Future VC Projects <ul><li>Integrate more online technology; so, learners stay connected and learn from one another during and after the project is completed </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of online technology to be integrated in a similar future project are Nings and PodOmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas would be discussed with the other partner (MIZY Center of Seoul, Korea) </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    23. 23. Future Plans <ul><li>the Seoul Youth Center for Cultural Exchange 'MIZY' and the ELU-Science at Kuwait University agreed to repeat the VC learning experience for our EFL/AFL students in Spring 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Youngran Choi, a member of the Multicultural Education Program Team of MIZY and Buthaina AlOthman will start planning and organizing the new VC project in Mid February 2011. </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    24. 24. Final Word <ul><li>The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. (Carl Rogers) </li></ul><ul><li>I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. ( Al MacGuire) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. ( Plato) </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11
    25. 25. Questions? <ul><li>Thank You / “Shukran” </li></ul><ul><li>For more information about the </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti-Korean EFL/AFL VC Collaborative Cross-Cultural Project, please email to: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Feb. 6, 2011 AlOthman, Buthaina for the CO11

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