Getting the Most out of the  Social Web to Create New Cultures of Learning & Guiding in the EFL Classroom A 2-Day Workshop...
Much Obliged America & Allies - God Bless You ALL – February 26, 2009 -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04...
Agenda <ul><li>What is Learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning theories & approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Learning  </l...
What is Learning?
<ul><li>“ Learning can be defined  formally  as the  act ,  process ,  </li></ul><ul><li>or  experience  of gaining knowle...
<ul><ul><li>“ Learning  is seen as something  that  you  do   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in order to  understand  the  rea...
<ul><li>“ knowing that ” and “ knowing how” </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbert Ryle (1949) </li></ul>11
“ Knowing that” 11 “ Learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge. Learning is acquiring information or ‘knowing a lot...
“ knowing how” 11 “ Learning as making sense or abstracting meaning. Learning involves relating parts of the subject matte...
Learning vs Memory
Education is a social process;  education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself.  John Dew...
<ul><li>The only person who is educated is the one  who has learned how to learn and change. </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Rogers...
<ul><li>Students should not be Forced  </li></ul><ul><li>to Memorize </li></ul><ul><li>Education should be Practical </li>...
Learning Approaches
<ul><li>Informal learning –  is the source of  most of what we learn  from other people </li></ul><ul><li>We discover how ...
Formal Learning vs Informal Learning <ul><ul><li>Formal learning =  Push   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning </li></ul><...
LEARNING FORMAL: 20% INFORMAL: 80%  Family Gathering Diwaniyah / Majlis Coffee Break Courses Online Events Classrooms
“ eLearning must become social learning”     6 minutes video:  http://www.informl.com/2009/02/23/elearning-must-be-social/...
<ul><ul><li>Connectivism:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Learning Theory for the Digital Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To ...
Communities of Practice <ul><li>Communities of practice are groups of  </li></ul><ul><li>people who share a concern or a  ...
Communities of Practice Webheads WEBHEADS COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ONLINE http://tinyurl.com/26afzh
Communities of Practice & Multilitracies <ul><ul><li>Vance Stevens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturer in Computing at the...
Communities of Practice & Multilitracies <ul><li>Michael Coghlan </li></ul><ul><li>An online instructor for the Graduate  ...
The Social Web/Web 2.0 tools? http://www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/ele02.html
How Technology Changed the Way We Learn & Teach
Ning & Wikis <ul><li>Nellie Deutsch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EFL Instructor for more than 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Doris Molero </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Professor at Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin in Maracaibo Venezuela </li>...
Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support  Just in Time Learning Microblogging Photo Sharing / Photo Blogging
Flickr & Twitter <ul><li>Cristina Costa  </li></ul><ul><li>Blog:  </li></ul><ul><li>http://knowmansland.com/learningpath /...
Flickr & Twitter <ul><li>Carla Arena </li></ul><ul><li>A believer in the transformational power  </li></ul><ul><li>of educ...
Michael Coghlan (Jan. 25,  2009) for the EVO 09, Images4education
Twitter: Just In Time Learning A Twit by Jay Cross via @andresauwaerter (Feb. 23, 2009)
<ul><li>Blogs   </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul>Using the Social Web to Support  Working & Learning Social Bookmarking
Cross-Cultural EFL Projects: Kuwaiti & Argentinean Students Talk about Cultural Differences Via Blogging http://tinyurl.co...
Cultural Topics: Religion, Clothes, Greetings, Places, Music, Social Freedom http://tinyurl.com/3dbydu
Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support  Pull Learning Really Simple Syndication Aggregators
Collaborative Student-Projects Using Social Web Tools:  Facebook Groups
Building  Collaborative Communities of Learners  to Support Creativity, Productivity, & Performance  http://alothman-b.com...
Wikis for Collaborative Student-Projects http://buthaina.wikispaces.com
Wikis as Learning Management Systems
Skype AFL Projects:  Bringing Arabic Language to Oberlin Live & Online USA, Kuwait, KSA  http://tinyurl.com/4527eh
Promoting Informal learning through International Audio Conversation with Authentic Audience  http://buthaina.blip.tv/?fil...
Q & A Thank you! buthaina.alothman (at) gmail.com http://quniv-workshop0902.wikispaces.com/
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    1. 1. Getting the Most out of the Social Web to Create New Cultures of Learning & Guiding in the EFL Classroom A 2-Day Workshop for EFL Teachers at the Foundation Program of Qatar University by Buthaina Al Othman Doha, Qatar - February 25-26, 2009
    2. 2. Much Obliged America & Allies - God Bless You ALL – February 26, 2009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacherbuth_summer04/3304207991/
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>What is Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning theories & approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>The Social Web / Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of practice & Multiliteracy (Webhead Guest Speaker) </li></ul><ul><li>The new role of teachers – Be a Multilit. To Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis & Ning (Webhead Guest Speaker) </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr & Twitter (Webhead Guest Speaker) </li></ul>AlOthman, B.
    4. 4. What is Learning?
    5. 5. <ul><li>“ Learning can be defined formally as the act , process , </li></ul><ul><li>or experience of gaining knowledge or skills – </li></ul><ul><li>Learning helps us move from novices to experts and </li></ul><ul><li>allows us to gain new knowledge and abilities” </li></ul><ul><li>Marcia L. Conner, (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.agelesslearner.com/intros/adultlearning.html </li></ul><ul><li>This site is licensed under a Creative Commons License . </li></ul>11
    6. 6. <ul><ul><li>“ Learning is seen as something that you do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in order to understand the real world ”; so, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ learning how or improving an ability is not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>like learning that or acquiring information” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gilbert Ryle (1900-1967) </li></ul></ul>11
    7. 7. <ul><li>“ knowing that ” and “ knowing how” </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbert Ryle (1949) </li></ul>11
    8. 8. “ Knowing that” 11 “ Learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge. Learning is acquiring information or ‘knowing a lot’. Learning as memorizing” http://www.infed.org/biblio/b-learn.htm
    9. 9. “ knowing how” 11 “ Learning as making sense or abstracting meaning. Learning involves relating parts of the subject matter to each other and to the real world”
    10. 10. Learning vs Memory
    11. 11. Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself. John Dewey (1859-1952)
    12. 12. <ul><li>The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Rogers (1902-1987) </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Students should not be Forced </li></ul><ul><li>to Memorize </li></ul><ul><li>Education should be Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Ibn Khaldun (1332 - 1406 ) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Learning Approaches
    15. 15. <ul><li>Informal learning – is the source of most of what we learn from other people </li></ul><ul><li>We discover how to do our jobs through observing others, asking the person in the next cubicle, calling the help desk, trial and error, and simply working with people in the know </li></ul><ul><li>Jay Cross (2003) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Formal Learning vs Informal Learning <ul><ul><li>Formal learning = Push </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal Learning = Pull </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. LEARNING FORMAL: 20% INFORMAL: 80% Family Gathering Diwaniyah / Majlis Coffee Break Courses Online Events Classrooms
    18. 18. “ eLearning must become social learning” 6 minutes video: http://www.informl.com/2009/02/23/elearning-must-be-social/ Jay Cross (Feb. 23, 2009) http://www.informl.com/2009/02/23/elearning-must-be-social/
    19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Connectivism: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Learning Theory for the Digital Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To learn is to create meaningful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology allows us to leave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the office and yet stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>George Siemens (2004) </li></ul>11
    20. 20. Communities of Practice <ul><li>Communities of practice are groups of </li></ul><ul><li>people who share a concern or a </li></ul><ul><li>passion for something they do and </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to do it better as they </li></ul><ul><li>interact regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Etienne Wenger (2004) </li></ul>11
    21. 21. Communities of Practice Webheads WEBHEADS COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ONLINE http://tinyurl.com/26afzh
    22. 22. Communities of Practice & Multilitracies <ul><ul><li>Vance Stevens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturer in Computing at the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CALL Coordinator and eLearning – IT/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMC Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More about Vance at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.vancestevens.com/vance.htm </li></ul></ul>11 For the Participants of Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
    23. 23. Communities of Practice & Multilitracies <ul><li>Michael Coghlan </li></ul><ul><li>An online instructor for the Graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate in eLearning delivered by </li></ul><ul><li>Adelaide Institute of TAFE. More about </li></ul><ul><li>Michael at: http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Michael sent us this podcast: </li></ul><ul><li>http://michaelc.podomatic.com prepared for the </li></ul><ul><li>Participants of Day 2, Feb. 26, 2009 </li></ul>11
    24. 24. The Social Web/Web 2.0 tools? http://www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/ele02.html
    25. 25. How Technology Changed the Way We Learn & Teach
    26. 26. Ning & Wikis <ul><li>Nellie Deutsch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EFL Instructor for more than 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She is a Canadian, currently residing in Israel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A researcher in Building Relationship and International Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More about Nellie at: http://tinyurl.com/3wumyh </li></ul></ul>9/27/2008 For the Participants of Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
    27. 27. <ul><li>Doris Molero </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Professor at Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin in Maracaibo Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Doris's EFL Center at: www.doris3meflcenter.bravehost.com </li></ul><ul><li>More about Doris at: http://tinyurl.com/46swmd </li></ul>Ning & Wikis For the Participants of Day 2, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2009
    28. 28. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Just in Time Learning Microblogging Photo Sharing / Photo Blogging
    29. 29. Flickr & Twitter <ul><li>Cristina Costa </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://knowmansland.com/learningpath / </li></ul>11 For the Participants of Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
    30. 30. Flickr & Twitter <ul><li>Carla Arena </li></ul><ul><li>A believer in the transformational power </li></ul><ul><li>of education. A wonderer, learner, curious </li></ul><ul><li>Brazilian EFL educator. </li></ul><ul><li>http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com </li></ul>11 For the Participants of Day 2, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2009
    31. 31. Michael Coghlan (Jan. 25, 2009) for the EVO 09, Images4education
    32. 32.
    33. 33. Twitter: Just In Time Learning A Twit by Jay Cross via @andresauwaerter (Feb. 23, 2009)
    34. 34. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul>Using the Social Web to Support Working & Learning Social Bookmarking
    35. 35. Cross-Cultural EFL Projects: Kuwaiti & Argentinean Students Talk about Cultural Differences Via Blogging http://tinyurl.com/3dbydu
    36. 36. Cultural Topics: Religion, Clothes, Greetings, Places, Music, Social Freedom http://tinyurl.com/3dbydu
    37. 37. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Pull Learning Really Simple Syndication Aggregators
    38. 38. Collaborative Student-Projects Using Social Web Tools: Facebook Groups
    39. 39. Building Collaborative Communities of Learners to Support Creativity, Productivity, & Performance http://alothman-b.com/content-eng090
    40. 40. Wikis for Collaborative Student-Projects http://buthaina.wikispaces.com
    41. 41. Wikis as Learning Management Systems
    42. 42. Skype AFL Projects: Bringing Arabic Language to Oberlin Live & Online USA, Kuwait, KSA http://tinyurl.com/4527eh
    43. 43. Promoting Informal learning through International Audio Conversation with Authentic Audience http://buthaina.blip.tv/?file_type=flv;skin=blip#28775 Venue: Arab Planning Institute (API) Barbara Sawhill Abeer Bouftain
    44. 44. Q & A Thank you! buthaina.alothman (at) gmail.com http://quniv-workshop0902.wikispaces.com/

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