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    1. 1. CMC- Facilitating learning, boosting training<br />Vaddie Najman and Stephan Hughes<br />ABCI 2010<br />
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    3. 3. What’s in store<br /><ul><li>Rationale- theoretically speaking…tosomeextent
    4. 4. Use of other tools
    5. 5. The teaching/learning environments: CI Online and F2F classrooms
    6. 6. Our aims and objectives
    7. 7. Final considerations
    8. 8. Closing </li></li></ul><li>Internet based CMC = “Communication that takes place between human beings via the instrumentality of computers.” (Herring, 1996) <br />Asynchronous communication via computer<br />Synchronous mediated communication<br />Networked Interaction<br />“CMC is the process by which people create, exchange, and perceive information using networked telecommunications systems (or non-networked computers) that facilitate encoding, transmitting, and decoding messages.” John December (2002) <br />
    9. 9. Fotoblog <br />Microblogging<br />A passive broadcast medium in theformofblogging<br />A formofphotosharingandpublishing<br />C<br />M<br />C<br />S<br />Wiki<br />E-mail<br />Anexchangeof digital messagesacrossthe Internet<br />Creationandeditingofinterlinked web pages<br />Social utility/social network<br />Text chat<br />A formofone-to-onesynchronous communication<br />Web-basedservicesthatallowconstructionofpublicorsemi-publicprofiles.<br />Mobilelearning<br />Instantmessaging<br />Real time anddirecttext-based communication<br />Learningonthego<br />
    10. 10. Exciting<br />Endless possibilities<br />Holistic learning<br />Scaffolding <br />Access to information<br />Knowledge building <br />Unlimited<br />Meaningful, motivating, engaging<br />Confidence boosting<br />Motivational<br />Connected<br />emPOWERing<br />Breaking limits<br />Knowledge sharing<br />Negotiation <br />Facilitating <br />Unpredictability <br />Social interaction<br />Active participation<br />Filtering<br />Adapting<br />Building knowledge<br />
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    13. 13. NOT:Should we be using computers to teach English, but rather how should we be using them?<br />A global conversation <br /> NotSHOULD we be using computers to teach English? <br />RatherHOW should we be using them?<br />
    14. 14. Why use CMC in ELT? <br />Lots of theory, but you can….<br /><ul><li>To motivate students who often find media motivational. Teachers should learn how to maximize the use of media.“ (Roberts & Keough, 1995)
    15. 15. To foster interaction and autonomy (Paloff & Pratt, 2007)
    16. 16. To changes the role of the instructor to that of a facilitator, interaction is more student-driven
    17. 17. To boost student-to-student interaction (Beauvois 1998)
    18. 18. To provide opportunities to engage in real communication (Boavida & Amado, 2008)
    19. 19. To offer situations students may face in their everyday lives (Guba, 1985)
    20. 20. To hone the necessary skills to participate effectively in the 21st-century workforce. (Coghlan, 2010)
    21. 21. To extend interaction possibilities beyond classroom walls; time constraints; and the usual limited type of interlocutors of classroom pair and group work (Belcher,99)
    22. 22. To construct language socially through interaction with one’s environment (Hymes, 1971).
    23. 23. To allow learners to engage in “playful” interaction (Belz & Reinhardt, 2004)
    24. 24. To enhance opportunities and motivation for authentic interaction and meaning negotiation (Kern, 1995)
    25. 25. To reduce anxiety and produce more talk (Fanderclai, 1995; Harris, 1995; Kern, 1992; Reid, 1994)
    26. 26. To improve linguistic proficiency and increases self-confidence (Beauvois & Eledge, 1996; Gebhard & Nagamine, 2005).
    27. 27. To highlight the rules of use rather than the rules of grammar which leads to communicative competence. (Hymes, 1971)</li></ul>Google for more info ...<br />
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    29. 29. And a tool for change<br />"We shall reject the whole system of Bantu Education whose aim is to reduce us, mentally and physically, into 'hewers of wood and drawers of water'."Soweto Students Representative Council, 1976.<br />Education – <br />A key to power<br />“We should not give the Natives any academic education. If we do, who is going to do the manual labour in the community?"JN le Roux, National Party politician, 1945.<br />
    30. 30. Pedagogy of the oppressed<br />Paulo Freire<br />“…a teacher who learns and a learner who teaches so that both are simultaneouslystudents and teachers.”<br />laying the<br />foundation for <br />critical pedagogy<br />
    31. 31. English – a languagethat opens doors to the world<br />
    32. 32. The Voice Chat as a teaching tool<br />No geographical boundaries<br />Moderator for feedback, error correction and flow adds security<br />Access to info/Google<br />Real people , real time, real subjects<br />Knowledge-building and sharing<br />Freedomandprivacy<br />Anxiety-free environment <br />Co-construction of target language <br />Facilitates learning process<br />
    33. 33. The face of the 21st century learner<br />
    34. 34. The online learner is usually....<br /><ul><li>Intrinsically motivated – real desire to communicate
    35. 35. Extrinsically motivated – may have to take an oral test
    36. 36. Generally tech-savvy - digital native - at ease in the virtual environment
    37. 37. Genuine desire to learn and share knowledge</li></li></ul><li>How a typical class evolves...<br />Can synch up websites to facilitate conversation<br />
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    39. 39. On the spot error correction – doesn`t break the flow<br />
    40. 40. Students can send links<br />
    41. 41. Conversation evolves and flows – students build, share knowledge!<br />St can speak and send txt msg<br />
    42. 42. More error correction – more sharing...the new student says: I AM WONDERFUL!!!!<br />
    43. 43. Moderator syncs up websites<br />Student sends a video link....<br />
    44. 44. Change in flow – is WII fit the type of game adults can enjoy???? Not just a game – it`s exercise!!! <br />Good for “old” “digital immigrants”<br />Using new lexis in context!<br />Time - class is almost over and conv is still going strong...<br />
    45. 45. Can`t stop the chat...on to future plans!<br />
    46. 46. Still trying to say good-night <br />
    47. 47. Going....going....<br />
    48. 48. GONE! Oops, new std is STILL here....<br />
    49. 49. "So, I'm Lucas. And I gotta say that the chat is probabily the best thing has ever happenned to me in terms of english learning. I'm 14 and I just finished the Young Express 6, but my english is quite good! In my opinion the chat is the best way to improve the english, but unfortunatelly the students do not join it. I think it should be more divulgated, the teachers should tell the students that there is a chat, and they should use it. The chat is a very interesting way of learning where you can express your opinion, hear others opinios, discuss about any kind of subject and learn not only english vocabulary, but also pronounciation and gramatic. The chat is perfect! It is certainly one of the best ways to improve your english and have fun at the same time. "Lucas Brandão, From CulturaInglesaIlha<br />
    50. 50. How to login<br />STEP 1<br />STEP 2<br />STEP 4<br />STEP3<br />
    51. 51. 'It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.‘ <br />Charles Darwin <br />
    52. 52. Access to too much info can be empowering and confusing. Teachers have to help students make wise tech choices.<br />
    53. 53. A word from one of the “end users”<br />Re: Practicing English & communicating with people throughout the world without leaving Brazil!<br />Hi Vaddie!I've been taking a lot of advantage of the network use in my English practice! As an international trader, I must send lots of e-mails and trade in yahoo messenger. It is a quicker way of communication and also help me to practice writing and overcome the difficulty in communication due to so many different accent. It has also been great for personal use, as in yahoo messenger we can chat with people throughout the world and in a very informal way, learning their spoken English without leaving home and without paying an expensive telephone bill!<br />Lilian<br />
    54. 54. Managing the back-channel<br />Conference- goers and students are going digital. No more whispering or passing hand-scribbled notes during presentations or classes. <br />Twitter or conference-provided chat rooms have taken these notes global.<br />Photo credit : Pete Lambert<br />
    55. 55. This scene is fast becoming the norm...<br />
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    58. 58. The CI Classroom<br /><ul><li> F2F interaction
    59. 59. Training ground for the real thing
    60. 60. Connected to the outside world
    61. 61. Technologically equipped </li></ul> Window<br />to the world<br />Case groups<br /><ul><li>TOEFL
    62. 62. Business Communication
    63. 63. Read and Talk (Conversation)</li></li></ul><li>
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    65. 65. 42<br />
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    67. 67. Student responses to using CMC tools in ELT<br />44<br />
    68. 68. 33.3%<br />90%<br />100%<br />85%<br />80%<br />
    69. 69. …..courage is not the absence of fear, but the <br />triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. <br />Nelson Mandela<br />
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    71. 71. You can reach me at: <br />stephan.hughes@gmail.com<br />stephan.hughes@culturainglesa.net<br />www.twitter.com/defstef98<br />You can reach me at: <br />vaddienajman@yahoo.com.br<br />evadne.najman@culturainglesa.net<br />www.twitter.com/vaddienajman<br />Thanks so much and see you in the Voice Chat!<br />

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