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  • 1. Blogging for Teaching & Learning CHOI Kai-kwong LIFE Instructor Nov 2007
  • 2. I am a language instructor. I am an ordinary IT application user. I can blog for teaching. You certainly can.
  • 3. Positioning
    • To facilitate & extend classroom teaching , not to replace it.
    • In the Web 2.0, blogging is no longer a technical matter. (Blogger: Push-button publishing)
    • For teachers, it would be a pedagogical matter .
  • 4. E-learning platforms
    • WebCT
    • Blackboard
    • Integrated Learning Network (ILN) of HKU
    • Website
    • Blog
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  • 10. Comparative advantages of blogs
    • Free (by blogging service providers (BSP))
    • “ Easy” (like sending an email)
    • Attractive layout
    • Adjustable setting
    • Vertical sequence (latest on the top)
    • Multi-media environment
    • Language support other than English
  • 11. Let’s take a look into my blog - both outside & inside
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  • 19. IT Application of Web 2.0
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  • 21. IT Application of Web 2.0 Too many! A few are enough for us.
  • 22. Some useful applications
    • Slideshare (for PowerPoint)
    • Slide (for photo slideshow)
    • sendspace (for downloading files)
    • ODEO (for playing audio files)
    • YouTube (for watching videos)
    • my3q (for conducting online questionnaires)
  • 23. My usage of applications
    • Slideshare (PowerPoint for revision after class)
    • Slide (slideshow of learning materials)
    • sendspace (materials and worksheets for self-study)
    • ODEO (listening comprehension)
    • YouTube (videos of short speech)
    • my3q (collection of student opinion & feedback)
  • 24. More Teaching Possibilities
    • Embed others’ resources
    • Link to the outside world (e.g. aNobii )
    • Enable inter-class learning (Building up learning community)
    • Be a part of continuous assessment
    • Learn together with students (教學相長)
  • 25. Will workload increase?
    • Yes and No.
    • Yes, in the short run for start-up.
    • No, in the long run with results.
    • 1 + 1 > 2 (The workload would be worth of unattainable results without a blog.)
    • Just at your own pace.
  • 26. Learning by doing! Create your own blog! Wish you fruitful blogging!
  • 27. My contact
    • kaikwong.blogspot.com
    • [email_address]
    • 9123 5941
    • You are most welcome to contact me for sharing.