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Describes the types of tools available for teaching language and literacy.

Describes the types of tools available for teaching language and literacy.

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    • 1. Online Voice Tools for Language and Literacy Michael Coghlan September 11 th , 2008
    • 2. Why Media?
      • Adrian Miles (RMIT):
      • “ make our institution …more porous to the students’ private technologies – their mobile phones, their laptops and their cameras.”
      • Innate human desire/need to create
      • Ubiquity and ease of participatory media enables creation of images, film, documents, course content, assessments, etc
      • develops Digital Literacy
      http://flickr.com/photos/chunyang/800589975/
    • 3. “ The Read/Write Web” (Tim Berners Lee) Original photo by Hummanna .
    • 4. No Longer a Lone Voice
      • Evolution of new tools, and
      • Increased bandwidth (estimated 70% of Australian households now have broadband)
      • > voice with images, video, animation is becoming the norm
      • BUT, voice alone still has value…
      Image courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/rick_leche/2213262465/
    • 5. The Ideal:
    • 6. Annotating Content
    • 7. Asynch Synch Oral Written Dialogic Minimalistic Reflective; combination of dialogic and monologic Most structured form of communication COMMUNICATION AXIS
    • 8. Asynchronous Voice (Boards)
      • new form of communication in the educational landscape
      • Allows individual assessment of oral output for every student
      • Can test pronunciation, fluency, communicative competence, conflict negotiation (using a scenario approach)
    • 9. Asynchronous Voice - Tools
      • Wimba: the original (and expensive)
        • example
      • Free Alternatives
        • Voicethread ( example )
        • Chinswing ( example )
        • Vaestro
      Source: www.voice.gatech.edu /
    • 10. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    • 11. Where do you put your audio?
      • Local server
      • LMS (eg Moodle, but usually limited file size)
      • Hosted podcasting services:
        • Podomatic
        • Odeo
        • Hipcast
        • Utterz (microblogging)
      • Wikis (eg Wikispaces)
      • Other – the Internet Archive:
        • http://www.archive.org/index.php
    • 12. Micro (audio) Blogging
      • Can record directly on to your personal or public site
      • Can post via phone directly to site (several sites provide this service these days – including Blogger)
    • 13. UStream: Broadcast Yourself
    • 14.
      • Communication
      • Teamwork
      • Problem Solving
      • Initiative and Enterprise
      • Planning and Organising
      • Self-management
      • Learning
      • Technology
    • 15. Digital Story Telling
      • Photostory
      • Moviemaker
    • 16. Photo Story: which skills?
      • Communication
      • Teamwork
      • Problem Solving
      • Initiative and Enterprise
      • Planning and Organising
      • Self-management
      • Learning
      • Technology
      Which employability skills? – all of them!
    • 17. Virtual Classrooms (Elluminate, Adobe Connect, Live Classroom) Free: Wiziq, Dim Dim
    • 18. Second Life See Second Life in Education
    • 19. The Essential List
      • Instant Messenger (Skype, Google Talk)
      • Asynchronous Voice Board
      • Podcasting (or other audio hosting) Site
      • Virtual Classroom
    • 20. ANY QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? e: [email_address] w: http://protopage.com/michaelc