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Optimizing Internet Freeware for ELT

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Optimizing Internet Freeware for ELT

  1. 1.  ICT ICT in Education: E-Learning, M-Learning, D-Learning, U-Learning Internet Freeware/(Free) Online Learning Tools Plugs In Effective Use of Internet Freeware in ELT National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 2
  2. 2.  ICT = Information Communications Technology But…not a “universal” understanding National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 3
  3. 3.  (1) The traditional computer-based technologies (things you can typically do on a personal computer or using computers at home or at work); and (2) The more recent, and fast-growing range of digital communication technologies (which allow people and organizations to communicate and share information digitally) National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 4
  4. 4.  Word processing Spreadsheets Database software Presentation software Desktop publishing Graphics software Accounting Software … and many others National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 5
  5. 5.  LAN = Local Area  WAN = Wide Area Network Network › Internal network › External network › linking a number of › to communicate with hardware items (input and output devices plus someone outside your computer processing) internal network together within an office or › The Internet is the ultimate building WAN - it is a vast network › share hardware facilities of networks such as printers or scanners, software applications and data National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 6
  6. 6.  E-Learning  M-Learning Electronic learning  Mobile Learning Effective learning  Wireless technologies Extend the classroom are revolutionizing Exploration is an education. Extraordinary  Connectivity —WAP, experience GPRS, UMTS, Bluetooth, Extra efforts Wi-Fi, etc.  c.f Japanese E- Enrich knowledge mailing way Enhance communication National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 7
  7. 7.  D-Learning  U-Learning Digital and Distance  Ubiquitous Learning Learning  Present everywhere Digital = TV, PCs, and Laptops & Projectors Distance = a fine mixture of Electronic & Mobile learning Video Conferencing, Frequency Modulating Radios National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 8
  8. 8.  “offering a new way of learning” (versus) the requirement of high cost technology National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 9
  9. 9.  Internet = Part of network technology Power to stimulate, excite and motivate learners in ways which are far beyond the reach of a teacher working alone in a traditional classroom. Creativity and Innovation by designing host of activities. Hard yet very exciting experience. National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 10
  10. 10.  A variety of tools to users Potential for remote access to resources, either authentic (e.g. electronic newspapers) or purpose written, to support language study. Asynchronous communication: e-mail, newsgroups and computer conferencing Synchronous communication: Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Internet telephony and video conferencing. National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 11
  11. 11. I. Social Networking System Facebook: http://www.facebook.com SecondLife: http://secondlife.com Friendster: http://www.friendster.com MySpace: http://www.myspace.com Zorpia: http://zorpia.com Flickr: www.flickr.com Instant messaging Chat (YM, MSN, MiRC) Blogs: Blogger: https://www.blogger.com, Multiply: http://multiply.com, Wordpress: http://wordpress.com National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 12
  12. 12. II. Content Management System WebCT/Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/us/index.Bb Angel http://www.angellearning.com Desire2Learn http://www.desire2learn.com Sakai http://sakaiproject.org Moodle http://moodle.org ATutor: www.atutor.ca ICA/VLE: www.nicenet.org, www.tappedin.org Joomla Drupal Google Framework System: www.google.com National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 13
  13. 13. III. Learning Object Storage Area Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching): http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm TakingItGlobal: http://www.takingitglobal.orgIV. (Web) Resources (see bookmarks) 1,000 Ideas and Activities National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 14
  14. 14.  Writing/Editing › Blogs/Discussion Boards › Wiki Video/Audio › Vod/Podcast › Others? Video feeds › YouTube, TeacherTube Testing › Hot Potatoes Grading › Gradekeeper › Others (moodle-based) WOS Portable National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 15
  15. 15.  Blogger/Multiply Friendster Flickr/Picasa Chat ICA Google Framework System MOODLE  (WOS Portable) National Seminar and Workshop on English Teachers’ Empowerment (2008) 16
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