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Social networking for ll

  1. 1. Social NetworkingCALL 4/29
  2. 2. MOOC: Massive Open OnlineCourseHave been in development over the lastdecade. Recent pilot MOOCs at Stanford andMIT.Very controversial (for many reasons):•  Politically/financially•  Reducing teacher/student relationship (nofeedback, grading by peers/machine)•  Too learner-centered? (self-motivation,learner-created content chaotic)•  Grouping/territory/community issues
  3. 3. MOOC servicesExample: Introduction to Mathematical ThinkingPlatforms/providers:eDXCourseraUdacityUdemy
  4. 4. Keith Devlin at Stanford on MOOCs
  5. 5. Social Networking for LL•Not use Facebook for language learning(although that isn’t necessarily bad either)•Rather, use Web 2.0 tools to get in touchwith other people.•Sort of a massive conversation partnersexchange.•Let’s investigate some examples…
  6. 6. Review social sites•10 minutes: With a partner, try out two of thesesites.•20 minutes: Then “claim” one of the sites towrite a more in-depth review about (just letme know on the board).•2 minute: Post your review on one or both ofyour blogs and send the link to the wikieditors for this week (Kristen & Katie)•10 minutes: share your site with the class.
  7. 7. Mixxer LiveMochaBusuu ITalkiPalabea Lang-8VoxSwap My Happy PlanetMyLanguageExchange xLingoCheck out two, then review one:

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