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The Internet: A Free and Easy Teaching Tool Adam Murray - Tokyo Denki University Michael Stout - Toyo Gakuen University
Presentation Outline <ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an Internet Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Internet Communities
Forums - Definition <ul><li>An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated cont...
Forums - Yahoo Groups <ul><li>Combines features of internet forums and e-mail discussion lists </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Fea...
Yahoo Groups - Administration <ul><li>Owner/Managers (who can do post approval) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite more members ...
Setting up a Yahoo Group: Step 1 <ul><li>Go to the yahoo groups homepage of your choice. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada  htt...
Setting up a Yahoo Group: Step 2 <ul><li>Sign in or create a yahoo account </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Start your group” </li...
Setting up a Yahoo Group: Steps 3 - 5 <ul><li>Select category </li></ul><ul><li>Describe group </li></ul><ul><li>Choose pr...
Setting up a Yahoo Group: Final Steps - Customising the group
An example forum: 2006 Kaede - a 1st year high school class <ul><li>Forum used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating oral, re...
An example forum: 2006 Kaede - a 1st year high school class <ul><li>Forum used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating oral, re...
 
Blogs <ul><li>Teacher Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-centred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often used to communicate...
Blogging Communities
Creating an Internet Community
Resources <ul><li>groups.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>wordpress.com / wordpress.org </li></ul...
Dangers and Annoyances <ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virii </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use o...
Conclusion
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  1. 1. The Internet: A Free and Easy Teaching Tool Adam Murray - Tokyo Denki University Michael Stout - Toyo Gakuen University
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an Internet Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers and Annoyances </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internet Communities
  4. 4. Forums - Definition <ul><li>An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, (electronic) discussion groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards, fora (the Latin plural) or simply forums. The terms &quot;forum&quot; and &quot;board&quot; may refer to the entire community or to a specific sub-forum dealing with a distinct topic. Messages within these sub-forums are then displayed either in chronological order or as threaded discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Internet forum. (2007, November 17). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. </li></ul><ul><li> Retrieved 04:58, November 18, 2007, from http://en. wikipedia . org/w/index . php ? title=Internet_forum & oldid=172131246 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Forums - Yahoo Groups <ul><li>Combines features of internet forums and e-mail discussion lists </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post by forum or member email account. Distributed by selectable option to the members, and archived in the group archive. No edit function except delete </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photo album (100MB): Organized into album/thumbnail structure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File storage (100MB): Capable of storing any file format </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link directory: Options for folders, text labels for each link. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poll: Members can created multiple-choice polls, including various options for ID display. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Member list: Scroll of registered member profiles, and the basics of the information they provide. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar: Scheduling system for clubs with regular events. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote: HTML box for website display (to join a group). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Internet forum. (2007, November 17). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. </li></ul><ul><li> Retrieved 04:58, November 18, 2007, from http://en. wikipedia . org/w/index . php ? title=Internet_forum & oldid=172131246 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Yahoo Groups - Administration <ul><li>Owner/Managers (who can do post approval) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite more members by email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of members (approve new members, delete members). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Options: Edit of the group homepage display text etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post/Picture approval: It is possible to switch to strict moderation if required. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web tools management: Options are Off, Public, Members, Administrators. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Internet forum. (2007, November 17). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. </li></ul><ul><li> Retrieved 04:58, November 18, 2007, from http://en. wikipedia . org/w/index . php ? title=Internet_forum & oldid=172131246 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Setting up a Yahoo Group: Step 1 <ul><li>Go to the yahoo groups homepage of your choice. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK & Ireland http: //uk .groups.yahoo.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA http://groups.yahoo.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan http://groups.yahoo.co. jp/ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Setting up a Yahoo Group: Step 2 <ul><li>Sign in or create a yahoo account </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Start your group” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Setting up a Yahoo Group: Steps 3 - 5 <ul><li>Select category </li></ul><ul><li>Describe group </li></ul><ul><li>Choose profile </li></ul>
  10. 10. Setting up a Yahoo Group: Final Steps - Customising the group
  11. 11. An example forum: 2006 Kaede - a 1st year high school class <ul><li>Forum used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating oral, reading, writing and computer studies classes </li></ul><ul><li>Storing class files </li></ul><ul><li>distributing vocabulary lists and classroom task sheets </li></ul><ul><li>General communication outside of school hours </li></ul>
  12. 12. An example forum: 2006 Kaede - a 1st year high school class <ul><li>Forum used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating oral, reading, writing and computer studies classes </li></ul><ul><li>Storing class files </li></ul><ul><li>distributing vocabulary lists and classroom task sheets </li></ul><ul><li>General communication outside of school hours </li></ul>
  13. 14. Blogs <ul><li>Teacher Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-centred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often used to communicate outside the classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-centred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often replace traditional writing assignments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Blogging Communities
  15. 16. Creating an Internet Community
  16. 17. Resources <ul><li>groups.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>wordpress.com / wordpress.org </li></ul><ul><li>21publish.com </li></ul>
  17. 18. Dangers and Annoyances <ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virii </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of Cellphone addresses </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Conclusion

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