EFL 537 CALL Topic Presentation Slideshow

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EFL 537 CALL Topic Presentation Slideshow

  1. 1. Presented by, Shannon Carroll EFL 537, Fall 2008
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>The Role of Culture in an Online Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas & Tools for Creating Writing Materials/Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for Assessing Student Progress in Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Online Writing Unit </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 1. What is culture? 2. What affect does culture have on learning? http://www.linezine.com/7.2/articles/pdamca.htm
  4. 4. In Comparison American Students & Japanese Students enrolled in the same online course. http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=research&article=4-1
  5. 5. Online courses that fail to consider the cultural differences of its students are doomed to failure.
  6. 6. So, what is the key to creating a successful online course?
  7. 7.                                                                                Cultural                        =           Adaption
  8. 8. Brainstorming Chain Stories Learning Journals Essay Writing
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Blogging E-mailing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Discussion                                                 Online Forums                                                 Publishing
  11. 12. My Unit Plan <ul><li>Class Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Format </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Extension Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
  12. 13. Links to Helpful Websites <ul><li>About.com: English as 2 nd Language – Lesson plans and more. </li></ul><ul><li>GlobalClassroom.com – Site that allows you to create a free virtual classroom using Moodle. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle.com – Free course management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Proprofs.com – A site for teachers to create online quizzes and tests. </li></ul><ul><li>SurveyGizmo.com – A site that allows you to create and track surveys for free. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultralingua.com – An online dictionary that translates to and from English. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com – A site where teachers/student can create blogs. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Links to Reviewed Materials <ul><li>Al-Jarf, Reima (2006). Cross-Cultural Communications: Saudi, Ukranian, and Russian . The Asian EFL Journal Quarterly , vol. 8, issue 2, p. 7- 32. </li></ul><ul><li>Dunn, Patrick and Marinetti, Alessandra. Cultural Adaption: Necessity for Global eLearning. </li></ul><ul><li>Fei, Wong Fook, et al. (2005). An Online Assessment of Language Proficiency: Development and Challenges . Internet Journal of e-Learning & Teaching , 2(1), p. 13-24. </li></ul><ul><li>Gomez, Emily (2000). Assessment Portfolios: Including English Language Learners in Large-Scale Assessments . </li></ul><ul><li>Massi, Maria (2001). Interactive Writing in the EFL Class: A Repertoire of Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>McGarty, Steve. Cultural, Disciplinary and Temporal Contexts of e-Learning and English as a Foreign Language . </li></ul><ul><li>Wu, Wen-Shuenn (2004). Using Blogs in an EFL Writing Class . </li></ul>

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