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related (assigned) seminars and presentations (listening and writing skills, and to have fun).
Job-Task Needs Assessment, (TNA)
Needed employees to write: emails, memos, complaints
and recommendation letters, (technical professional
Instructional Needs Assessment (INA)
Oral skills: good to very good; Listening Skills: good to very good; Writing skills: Poor grammar (verb forms, sentences, spelling, and using caps).
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Distinguishing between “Wants" and “Needs"
Blending Formal and Informal learning
approaches using new technologies to
teach communications skills:
Formal and informal Email
Group-writing and presentation
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Building a Collaborative Professional Community to Enhance Formal & Informal Learning http://alothman-b.tripod.com/content-gb-e-community.htm 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
New Technologies for Learning by Doing 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008 used as a CMS, for announcements, and to practice email writing to practice writing through reflection and sharing information to practice collaborative group-writing for the final project for voice messages and audio activities ProActive English for performance support activities – to practice listening, speaking with focus on pronunciation and presentation skills
Formal vs Informal Email 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Informal Email 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Virtual Environments to Support Just in Time Learning 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008 for voice & text instant messaging & international conversations For formal and informal activities: lessons, meetings, discussions, presentations Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Delicious - social bookmarking, using the tags Blip.tv Video to improve communications performance
Examples of Performance Support Blended Activities formal and informal learning situations: three participants were reflecting and reporting on a seminar using Elluminate 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Different Learning Environments for Performance Support convenient for the busy manager Learning from one another Practicing various communication skills at different environments to support informal learning approach and have fun! 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Other Effective Activities Dennis Oliver Dave Winet John Bradly Inviting Guest Speakers / Authentic Audience to communicate with the learners via live text and voice sessions 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Promoting Informal learning through International Conversation Activities Live conversation with authentic audience via Skype - Venue: Arab Planning Institute (API) Barbara Sawhill Abeer Bouftain 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Simulation Activities at the Virtual Classroom Performance support fun activities - (David Winet as Bill Gates ) David Winet Bill Gates 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Summary of Program Evaluation’s Results 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008
Some Results of the Program Evaluation 4/4/2008 AlOthman, B. TESOL 2008