Meaningful Learning through Internet-based Project Work Omar Andres Atehortua A. M.A in ELT ELT Consultant
Expected Outcomes <ul><li>On completion of this presentation, participants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the ...
Based on your experience teaching English, you will &quot;Agree&quot; or &quot;Disagree&quot; or &quot;No opinion.&quot; n...
New Generation of students Video
New Generation of Students
Traditional Learning vs New Learning Video by: Eric D. Marvin
TEACHERS! ARE YOU PREPARED?
The Old Internet 1993 - 2001 The Web  Read Only  You Read   Read   Read   Read   Read   Read   To have a constructive lear...
WEB 2.0 2001 onwards.. The Web  You Read Write  Web 2.0 The Read – Write  Web
Do you use internet? What are the advantages of internet-based learning activities?
Advantages of Internet-based Learning activities <ul><li>Authenticity: Opportunities for lifelike activities and access to...
<ul><li>I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I Learn  </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Chinese Proverb  &  An Educat...
Cone of Learning (Edgar Dale) Reading Hearing Words Looking at Pictures Watching a Movie Looking at an Exhibit Watching a ...
Project-Based Learning   <ul><li>Project-based learning is an instructional approach that contextualizes learning by prese...
Samples of Succesful  Projects My Experience
Job Interview Project <ul><li>Students think about their future and how they see themselves in 5 or 10 years. After that, ...
Job Interview Project
STUDY AND WORK ABROAD FAIR
Project–based Learning in Colombia
Project–based Learning in Colombia
<ul><li>Project-based learning is characterized by the following principles:  </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates speaking, liste...
Internet tools available to carry out projects www.glogster.com Mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text
Internet tools available to carry out projects
Internet tools available to carry out projects Get your Students Listening and Interacting with Native Speakers http://vyo...
Internet tools available to carry out projects Voxopop talkgroups are a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students...
Developing an Internet Based Project in the Classroom <ul><li>Step I: Analyze your students’ needs and teaching goals. </l...
RATIONALE FOR PROJECT-BASED LEARNING <ul><li>When students work together on substantive projects, they gain experience in ...
STARFISH STORY
Conclusion <ul><li>There is not a &quot;perfect method&quot; for teaching or studying a foreign language. However, I think...
Thank You ! Omar Andres Atehortua www.slideshare.net/andresath www.colombianenglishteachers.net E-mail: andresath@yahoo.co...
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How can I motivate my students? What kind of activities or materials should I design to address a variety of learning styles, How can I encourage my students to participate and become active participants rather than being passive receivers of knowledge?

In this workshop the participants will receive general guidelines as to the implementation of work projects by using internet activities as a means to promote new ways of teaching and learning that not only improve the students’ skills and motivation, but also promote meaningful learning.

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  • Rationale: With the development of the Internet, students have found that conducting research is much easier and more convenient than searching through library stacks. While the Internet can be a great tool for research, locating quality materials can at times be a challenge. The following slides will offer tips on how to make the most of your Internet search. Activity: To generate discussion, the facilitator may ask students about their level of familiarity with the Internet. Also, the facilitator may ask students about the types of web sites they visit, as well as if they have their own personal web pages.
  • Rationale: With the development of the Internet, students have found that conducting research is much easier and more convenient than searching through library stacks. While the Internet can be a great tool for research, locating quality materials can at times be a challenge. The following slides will offer tips on how to make the most of your Internet search. Activity: To generate discussion, the facilitator may ask students about their level of familiarity with the Internet. Also, the facilitator may ask students about the types of web sites they visit, as well as if they have their own personal web pages.
  • Meaningful learning through internet-based Project work - Workshop

    1. 1. Meaningful Learning through Internet-based Project Work Omar Andres Atehortua A. M.A in ELT ELT Consultant
    2. 2. Expected Outcomes <ul><li>On completion of this presentation, participants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the benefits of internet-based projects in a collaborative learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe strategies and techniques for implementing project tasks and activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how online resources and group work may be used effectively in your English courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the first draft for a future English project that involves your own learners </li></ul>
    3. 3. Based on your experience teaching English, you will &quot;Agree&quot; or &quot;Disagree&quot; or &quot;No opinion.&quot; next to each of these statements. <ul><li>Motivation is one of the most important ingredients for successful learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn English more effectively when the materials are authentic and appealing. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration among students does not increase the effectiveness of the learning process . </li></ul><ul><li>Giving students the opportunity to use the language in meaningful ways will facilitate their acquisition of the target language. </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy means working without a teacher </li></ul>
    4. 4. New Generation of students Video
    5. 5. New Generation of Students
    6. 6. Traditional Learning vs New Learning Video by: Eric D. Marvin
    7. 7. TEACHERS! ARE YOU PREPARED?
    8. 8. The Old Internet 1993 - 2001 The Web Read Only You Read Read Read Read Read Read To have a constructive learning approach the following was missing: Conversation - Collaboration – Sharing – Being able to create and produce
    9. 9. WEB 2.0 2001 onwards.. The Web You Read Write Web 2.0 The Read – Write Web
    10. 10. Do you use internet? What are the advantages of internet-based learning activities?
    11. 11. Advantages of Internet-based Learning activities <ul><li>Authenticity: Opportunities for lifelike activities and access to real materials to create a more meaningful and personalized learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy: Not only can technology increase learner's choices in time, location and pace of learning but also it can help them adopt strategies and habits according to their needs and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity: The Internet provides opportunities for learners to interact 24 hours with native and nonnative speakers from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking: The use of web-based materials encourages learners to resort to different cognitive and metacognitive strategies in order to find, articulate and create knowledge properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative nature: The possibility to use different types of media to transmit the messages develops the learners’ creativity as well as their technology skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning: In order to do web-based activities and projects effectively, learners need to develop social competence, communication strategies and teamwork skills. </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Chinese Proverb & An Educational Aphorism </li></ul>
    13. 13. Cone of Learning (Edgar Dale) Reading Hearing Words Looking at Pictures Watching a Movie Looking at an Exhibit Watching a Demonstration Seeing it done on Location Participating in a Discussion Giving a Talk Teaching others – Immediate use of learning Simulating the Real Experience Doing the Real Thing After 2 weeks we tend to remember . . . Nature of Involvement Passive Active 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we hear and see 70% of what we say 90% of what we say and do Edgar Dale, Audio-Visual Methods in Teaching (3 rd Edition). Holt, Rinehard, and Winston (1969). Lectures 5% of what we listen
    14. 14. Project-Based Learning <ul><li>Project-based learning is an instructional approach that contextualizes learning by presenting learners with problems to solve or products to develop . </li></ul>
    15. 15. Samples of Succesful Projects My Experience
    16. 16. Job Interview Project <ul><li>Students think about their future and how they see themselves in 5 or 10 years. After that, students should come up with: </li></ul><ul><li>a Dream Job </li></ul><ul><li>Job Ad </li></ul><ul><li>a Resume </li></ul><ul><li>a video Job Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Create a personal Blog and post your project </li></ul>
    17. 17. Job Interview Project
    18. 18. STUDY AND WORK ABROAD FAIR
    19. 19. Project–based Learning in Colombia
    20. 20. Project–based Learning in Colombia
    21. 21. <ul><li>Project-based learning is characterized by the following principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates collaborative team work, problem solving, negotiating and other interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Requires learners to engage in independent work; </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges learners to use English in new and different contexts outside the class </li></ul><ul><li>Involves learners in choosing the focus of the project and in the planning process </li></ul><ul><li>“ constructivist approaches emphasize learners’ actively constructing their own knowledge rather than passively receiving information transmitted to them from teachers and textbooks. From a constructivist perspective, knowledge can not be simply given to students: students must construct their own meaning” (Stage, Muller, Kinzie and Simmons 1998:35) . </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates self-evaluation, peer evaluation, and teacher evaluation. </li></ul>PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING AND SOME THEORETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    22. 22. Internet tools available to carry out projects www.glogster.com Mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text
    23. 23. Internet tools available to carry out projects
    24. 24. Internet tools available to carry out projects Get your Students Listening and Interacting with Native Speakers http://vyou.com/
    25. 25. Internet tools available to carry out projects Voxopop talkgroups are a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills http://www.voxopop.com/
    26. 26. Developing an Internet Based Project in the Classroom <ul><li>Step I: Analyze your students’ needs and teaching goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Step II: Agree on a theme for the project and determine the final outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Step III: Prepare students for the language demands </li></ul><ul><li>Step IV: Gather information on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Step V: How will students present final product? </li></ul><ul><li>Step VI: Evaluate the project </li></ul>
    27. 27. RATIONALE FOR PROJECT-BASED LEARNING <ul><li>When students work together on substantive projects, they gain experience in developing their own learning goals and using the Internet as a resource to fulfill these goals. They can also solve problems and carry out tasks that are similar to what they will later have to do outside the classroom </li></ul>
    28. 28. STARFISH STORY
    29. 29. Conclusion <ul><li>There is not a &quot;perfect method&quot; for teaching or studying a foreign language. However, I think it is very important to give our students as many opportunities as we can to use the new language but without avoiding grammar all time since different people have different learning styles at different times. Therefore, as there are not quick recipes, why not to use the best of each approach or method to engage our students? We learn languages listening but we learn to improve our level, our communication style also via grammar. And what is the point of fluency if we do not set a context? </li></ul><ul><li>David Nunan (1990) </li></ul>
    30. 30. Thank You ! Omar Andres Atehortua www.slideshare.net/andresath www.colombianenglishteachers.net E-mail: andresath@yahoo.com Omar Andres Atehortua www.slideshare.net/andresath www.colombianenglishteachers.net E-mail: andresath@yahoo.com

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