Using English360 to create personalised web-enhanced learning : collaborative content for personalisation and authenticity
Valentina Dodge & Emma Watson English360, Cambridge University Press
Using English360 to create personalised web-enhanced learning : collaborative content for personalisation and authenticity
The old web is a pipe.
What direction is the “old web” relationship? Top-down, expert-created, static, passively consumed
The new web is a platform.... where we all work together to create, share, discuss, learn.
What direction is the relationship? Bottom-up, active user-generated, dynamic content
The content continuum and ELT mat dev... Traditional Publisher “top-down” model Teacher/school driven materials developmen...
Blended learning, blended curriculum Most schools use core coursebook, then supplement 100% Publisher coursebook 100% Teac...
English360: main components It’s a web app - just log in and go Social software Light, flat LMS Content repository Authori...
Another view of collaborative content “ 360 degree content creation” Teacher Publisher Student School Business World
Another view of collaborative content “ 360 degree content creation” <ul><li>authentic web content </li></ul><ul><li>- vid...
English360 community designed for both Both have tremendous value, if the platform liberates it Traditional Publisher “top...
How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s playlist tools <ul><li>Manages her schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates with...
How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s dashboard photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
How can personalisation work in ELT? Blended Learning photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s new authoring tools photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
How can personalisation work in ELT? Cambridge Content Sample from : Business Goals 3 authored by Gareth Knight, Mark O'Ne...
How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s teaching spaces photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s course organizer photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
Using English360 to create  personalised web-enhanced learning  collaborative  materials design for authentic personalisat...
How can personalisation work in ELT? Personalising tools photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
How can personalisation work in ELT? Collaborative tools photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Pa...
English360  collaborative materials design for authentic  personalisation
English360 : collaborative materials design for  authentic  personalisation
English360 “ Close the gap between the classroom and the cubicle!”
You are invited to join! [email_address] emma@english360.com  Thank you
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Using English360 to create Personalized web-enhanced learning - free authoring tools for learner-centred Business English teaching.
Presentation by Emma Watson and Valentina Dodge for the Virtual Round Table http://virtual-round-table.ning.com/ Nov 2009

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  • Hello everyone and thanks for coming.
  • + We are EFL/ESP/Business teachers, ICT consultants, trainers, editors. + English360 is a web app that pushes content and learning in new directions: 3 + 1 + Ask about them: teachers, BE, publishers? + I’ve been involved in setting up blended solutions or platforms for almost a decade I am now working on the English360 team as Teaching Community Coordinator And Emma is XXXX
  • Over the past two days of the Virtual Round Table (that Heike has so brilliantly put together) we’ve been discussing what we think is a new direction that our profession will be moving towards, which is a new approach to teaching materials – we’ve been sharing the new learning opportunities which are emerging. So Emma and I are pleased to be able to talk about a new community platform, which English360 in collaboration with CUP will launching in January 2010. it is already open and available for teachers in beta form now and we will explain how to join the preview program if you are interested. When people ask us to describe E360 it’s really hard to sum it up. There are elements of an LMS A book A learning space Authoring tools Collaborative and community features It’s not a course – it’s not a teaching model. It’s a tool for busy teachers to use to create blended elements to their training programs.
  • Perhaps it’s easier to describe what it isn’t It’s not a course – it’s not a teaching model. It’s a tool for busy teachers to use to create blended elements to their training programs. Cleve Miller the founder of English360 often uses this pipe metaphor. I agree that it is helpful in distinguishing between static delivery and the content thrown at you vs. active participation in the creation of content
  • The old web offered top-down, expert created, static content This was pasively consumed Now to illustrate the new web what image can we use to capture the Collaborative, active and personalized participation. office photo
  • It is important to point out that technology provides the platform, the users provide the value Technology will not replace teachers but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who do not
  • CUT?? + flickr facebook twitter etc are simply tools The value comes in what you upload, share, search and find, discuss, If we take a look at what social media means we could perhaps say it’s when a community collects around “things” they call social objects
  • Left hand side first + then –
  • + reality of the classroom
  • continue with CC, showing not either or, but blended curriculum, show diagram
  • continue with CC, showing not either or, but blended curriculum, show diagram
  • continue with CC, showing not either or, but blended curriculum, show diagram
  • + disadvantages lowered + It’s been one-sided until now, teacher are creative, innovation will come from community + e360 to give teachers a stronger voice, not just NS elite
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  • next topic: collaboration, we’ll start to look at e360 specifically
  • Analyzes needs Finds content from needs Copies into course Re-sequences content Shares within school
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  • next topic: personalization Personalisation and authentic performance are at the essence of learner-centered, humanistic teaching
  • next topic: authenticity = performance Web-based collaborative platforms make this possible
  • We are working towards making the English360 community one more step closer to this goal.
  • http://learn.english360.com/signup/0911beta
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  • Using English360 to Create Personalized Web-enhanced Learning

    1. 1. Using English360 to create personalised web-enhanced learning : collaborative content for personalisation and authenticity
    2. 2. Valentina Dodge & Emma Watson English360, Cambridge University Press
    3. 3. Using English360 to create personalised web-enhanced learning : collaborative content for personalisation and authenticity
    4. 4. The old web is a pipe.
    5. 5. What direction is the “old web” relationship? Top-down, expert-created, static, passively consumed
    6. 6. The new web is a platform.... where we all work together to create, share, discuss, learn.
    7. 7. What direction is the relationship? Bottom-up, active user-generated, dynamic content
    8. 8. The content continuum and ELT mat dev... Traditional Publisher “top-down” model Teacher/school driven materials development (author and re-sequence) ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES reliable, validated pedagogic quality expert authored and edited quality production coherent scope and sequence culturally appropriate fast, up-to-date, and inexpensive closer fit to language needs differentiator for school generic - common denominator slow - 2-5 years from concept to classroom expensive “ top down” - authors far from Ss, Ts uneven quality duplicated efforts re-invent wheel can be disorganised low production values
    9. 9. Blended learning, blended curriculum Most schools use core coursebook, then supplement 100% Publisher coursebook 100% Teacher/school content most schools in the middle
    10. 10. English360: main components It’s a web app - just log in and go Social software Light, flat LMS Content repository Authoring tools
    11. 11. Another view of collaborative content “ 360 degree content creation” Teacher Publisher Student School Business World
    12. 12. Another view of collaborative content “ 360 degree content creation” <ul><li>authentic web content </li></ul><ul><li>- video </li></ul><ul><li>- podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>- blogs </li></ul><ul><li>- websites </li></ul><ul><li>- games </li></ul><ul><li>- news, magazines </li></ul>types of content <ul><li>teacher-adapted, with </li></ul><ul><li>- exercises </li></ul><ul><li>- tasks </li></ul><ul><li>- quests </li></ul><ul><li>- projects </li></ul><ul><li>publisher content </li></ul><ul><li>- granular </li></ul><ul><li>- tagged, searchable </li></ul><ul><li>- flexible </li></ul><ul><li>- dynamic </li></ul>Teacher Publisher Student School Business World 360º content creation
    13. 13. English360 community designed for both Both have tremendous value, if the platform liberates it Traditional Publisher “top-down” model Teacher/school driven materials development (author and re-sequence) uneven quality duplicated efforts re-invent wheel can be disorganized low production values ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES reliable, validated pedagogic quality expert authored and edited quality production coherent scope and sequence culturally / ELF appropriate fast, up-to-date, and inexpensive closer fit to language needs differentiator for school generic - common denominator slow - 2-5 years from concept to classroom expensive “ top down” - authors far from Ss, Ts community rating templates
    14. 14. How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s playlist tools <ul><li>Manages her schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates with Ss </li></ul><ul><li>Build network of colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Reports attendance </li></ul>photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    15. 15. How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s dashboard photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    16. 16. How can personalisation work in ELT? Blended Learning photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    17. 17. How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s new authoring tools photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    18. 18. How can personalisation work in ELT? Cambridge Content Sample from : Business Goals 3 authored by Gareth Knight, Mark O'Neil, Bernie Hayden photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    19. 19. How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s teaching spaces photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    20. 20. How can personalisation work in ELT? Mia’s course organizer photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    21. 21. Using English360 to create personalised web-enhanced learning collaborative materials design for authentic personalisation
    22. 22. How can personalisation work in ELT? Personalising tools photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole
    23. 23. How can personalisation work in ELT? Collaborative tools photo credit: Mahalie Stackpole <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Page comments </li></ul><ul><li>Learner/Teacher Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Course forums </li></ul><ul><li>Community forums </li></ul>
    24. 24. English360 collaborative materials design for authentic personalisation
    25. 25. English360 : collaborative materials design for authentic personalisation
    26. 26. English360 “ Close the gap between the classroom and the cubicle!”
    27. 27. You are invited to join! [email_address] emma@english360.com Thank you
    28. 28. Questions and discussion

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