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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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    • 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. Students have not changed .
    • 3. embrace digital tools Influences on their learning have
    • 4. life outside the classroom
    • 5. always on
    • 6. interaction is expected
    • 7. social
    • 8. highly customized experiences
    • 9. increasingly digital
    • 10. constantly connected
    • 11. instant access
    • 12. producers + consumers prosumers
    • 13. their average classroom experience
    • 14.  
    • 15. motivation as key to learning
    • 16. “ This is a game, isn’t it, Mary Poppins?”
    • 17. 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%).
    • 18.  
    • 19. Tools exist today to meet the needs of learners
    • 20. the technology toolbox: blogs personal reflection seeking feedback
    • 21. the technology toolbox: wikis collaborative knowledge building
    • 22. the technology toolbox: social networking making connections
    • 23. the technology toolbox: multimedia expressing creativity
    • 24. the technology toolbox: VoIP personal connections
    • 25. mobile
    • 26.
      • 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/