U3 Retrieval Information

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U3 Retrieval Information

  1. 1. Internet and EFL The Beginning….. Isabel
  2. 2. Internet/EFL <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROMS/DVD Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Hypermedia Authoring Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Information retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Information publishing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internet <ul><li>As a materials resource </li></ul><ul><li>In teacher development </li></ul><ul><li>As a classroom tool </li></ul><ul><li>As a learning activity </li></ul><ul><li>As a coursebook </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Development: </li></ul><ul><li>Information Retrieval: </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway sites </li></ul><ul><li>Professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>Journals and newsletters </li></ul>
  4. 4. Information Retrieval <ul><li>Academic databases </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning courses and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Information for research </li></ul><ul><li>Practical classroom ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Grants and scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Online dictionaries/Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway sites/ webrings : lesson plans, quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers: Go </li></ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Metasearch engines </li></ul>
  5. 5. Any rules for retrieving information over the net? <ul><li>Be: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Patient </li></ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory </li></ul><ul><li>Critical </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Some strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Decide: </li></ul><ul><li>If the information is likely available on the Web ? </li></ul><ul><li>If the information is available more conveniently somewhere else? </li></ul><ul><li>Which electronic tool to use? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some Techniques <ul><li>Search…. </li></ul><ul><li>in categorized information </li></ul><ul><li>Using the exact word </li></ul><ul><li>Using an alternative word </li></ul><ul><li>Using natural language </li></ul><ul><li>Using words plus categories </li></ul><ul><li>Using AND, OR, or NOT (or + or -) </li></ul><ul><li>Let`s practice ! </li></ul>
  7. 7. How might you use the Internet for information retrieval in your learning? <ul><li>You want to ask a simple question and get an answer.* </li></ul><ul><li>You want as many relevant web sites as possible.* </li></ul><ul><li>You want to be able to access the lists of several engines simoultaneously.* </li></ul>
  8. 8. How might you use the Internet for information retrieval in your learning? <ul><li>You want to find a web site that you know exits, for which you don´t need and extensive search.* </li></ul><ul><li>You want to look at a category of web sites, rather than one in particular.* </li></ul>*Taken from Teeler, D. (2000). How to use the Internet in ELT. Longman.

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