Why consider supported online learning for English?

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  • Why consider supported online learning for English?

    1. 1. Teaching English in the 21 st Century professional blog: http://xpatasia.edublogs.org presentation resources: https://lsa.wikispaces.com/ presented by: Paul McMahon
    2. 2. Students have not changed .
    3. 3. embrace digital tools Influences on their learning have
    4. 4. life outside the classroom
    5. 5. always on
    6. 6. interaction is expected
    7. 7. social
    8. 8. highly customized experiences
    9. 9. increasingly digital
    10. 10. constantly connected
    11. 11. instant access
    12. 12. producers + consumers prosumers
    13. 13. their average classroom experience
    14. 15. motivation as key to learning
    15. 16. “ This is a game, isn’t it, Mary Poppins?”
    16. 17. Learning Preferences <ul><li>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%). </li></ul>
    17. 19. Tools exist today to meet the needs of learners
    18. 20. the technology toolbox: blogs personal reflection seeking feedback
    19. 21. the technology toolbox: wikis collaborative knowledge building
    20. 22. the technology toolbox: social networking making connections
    21. 23. the technology toolbox: multimedia expressing creativity
    22. 24. the technology toolbox: VoIP personal connections
    23. 25. mobile
    24. 26. <ul><li>Image Sources (Creative Commons License) listed in slide order: </li></ul><ul><li>Form One Presentations http://www.flickr.com/photos/mckln/1343904889/ </li></ul><ul><li>Gadgets: http://flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/748716731/ </li></ul><ul><li>Swing: http://flickr.com/photos/mcmorr/1294684803/ </li></ul><ul><li>Bumper Cars: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwalker71/2637125074/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sunset playing: http://flickr.com/photos/nattu/895220635/ </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzle piece: http://flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3082335820/ </li></ul><ul><li>Baby with iPhone: http://flickr.com/photos/paulm/1584418819/ </li></ul><ul><li>Connected: http://flickr.com/photos/crash-candy/2347430057/ </li></ul><ul><li>Touch Sensitive: http://flickr.com/photos/pranavsingh/1196494552/ </li></ul><ul><li>Camera: http://flickr.com/photos/ssh/12638218/ </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation http://www.flickr.com/photos/binni/2821156718/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Poppins http://www.flickr.com/photos/animenut/2348324077/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blindfold: http://flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/2657434642/ </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Diary: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jalon_dna/3257016286/ </li></ul><ul><li>Human Pyramid: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25802865@N08/3178448986/ </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner party: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredarmitage/48405833/ </li></ul><ul><li>Paint: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/3076291330/ </li></ul><ul><li>Whisper: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannonball_jane/120325556/ </li></ul>

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