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A short talk given at the launch of an online English Learning initiative

A short talk given at the launch of an online English Learning initiative

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Why consider supported online learning for English? Why consider supported online learning for English? Presentation Transcript

  • Teaching English in the 21 st Century professional blog: http://xpatasia.edublogs.org presentation resources: https://lsa.wikispaces.com/ presented by: Paul McMahon
  • Students have not changed .
  • embrace digital tools Influences on their learning have
  • life outside the classroom
  • always on
  • interaction is expected
  • social
  • highly customized experiences
  • increasingly digital
  • constantly connected
  • instant access
  • producers + consumers prosumers
  • their average classroom experience
  •  
  • motivation as key to learning
  • “ This is a game, isn’t it, Mary Poppins?”
  • Learning Preferences
    • Children were presented with another list and asked which three were their preferred ways to learn. Similar to previous years’ survey findings, the favourite option is learning in groups (55%), followed by doing practical things (39%), learning with friends (35%) and by using computers (31%).
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  • Tools exist today to meet the needs of learners
  • the technology toolbox: blogs personal reflection seeking feedback
  • the technology toolbox: wikis collaborative knowledge building
  • the technology toolbox: social networking making connections
  • the technology toolbox: multimedia expressing creativity
  • the technology toolbox: VoIP personal connections
  • mobile
    • Image Sources (Creative Commons License) listed in slide order:
    • Form One Presentations http://www.flickr.com/photos/mckln/1343904889/
    • Gadgets: http://flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/748716731/
    • Swing: http://flickr.com/photos/mcmorr/1294684803/
    • Bumper Cars: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwalker71/2637125074/
    • Sunset playing: http://flickr.com/photos/nattu/895220635/
    • Puzzle piece: http://flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3082335820/
    • Baby with iPhone: http://flickr.com/photos/paulm/1584418819/
    • Connected: http://flickr.com/photos/crash-candy/2347430057/
    • Touch Sensitive: http://flickr.com/photos/pranavsingh/1196494552/
    • Camera: http://flickr.com/photos/ssh/12638218/
    • Motivation http://www.flickr.com/photos/binni/2821156718/
    • Mary Poppins http://www.flickr.com/photos/animenut/2348324077/
    • Blindfold: http://flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/2657434642/
    • Dear Diary: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jalon_dna/3257016286/
    • Human Pyramid: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25802865@N08/3178448986/
    • Dinner party: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredarmitage/48405833/
    • Paint: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/3076291330/
    • Whisper: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannonball_jane/120325556/