Orientations collaborative work-designing a virtual environment
I establish contact with my
Revise the file for PAIR-WORK
ORGANIZATION available in the virtual
campus. Contact your partner,
establish agreements on the
assignment and send a message to your
national tutor to confirm that you and
your partner are ready to initiate the
I agree with my partner the option for designing
the virtual environment.
WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT?
To design a virtual environment for an innovative
pedagogical plan or instructional design that might
foster and develop language skills through Computer
Mediation (CALL) and technologies for education.
As it was assigned to initiate the 2nd moment, from chapters 3 to 6
in your course-book, each pair should select one of the four
language skills to develop the collaborative assignment:
Option 1: Reading with CALL
Option 2: Writing with CALL
Option 3: Cyber-ListeningOption 4: Online speaking.
Option 5: You may integrate the four skills
We explore the examples of web-sites and resources
included in our course-book to propose activities in our
You and your partner may take advantage
of the examples provided in your course-book
and the DVD. There are different web-sites and
links that illustrate how to promote, create and
organize virtual activities and environments for
We agree on the scenario for designing our virtual environment. We choose
just one: (1) a WebQuest), (2) a Wiki, (3) A blog or (4) an Audio-Forum.
SCENARIOS FOR CREATING VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
1. WebQuest: It includes a-seven-component-frame (Welcome,
introduction, task, process, evaluation, conclusion, teacher’s page.
Students can practice the four language skills.
2. A Wiki through: (a) google site, or (b) wikispaces.com. It is a space
where students can share and build a product through collaborative
work through the sense of a community. Students can practice
reading, writing and develop communication abilities.
WEB-SITES-URL /SAMPLE OF…
3. A blog: It is a space for posting, sharing and communicating with
other members of the blog. Students can practice reading and writing;
you can attach links for practicing other language skills.
4. Audio-Forum: It promotes students’ interaction, which means
communication through listening and speaking skills.
We include additional in our virtual environment resources to
promote language skills development (minimum two resources).
Such resources make part of the web 2.0, for example: Video(s),
a social network, avatars, audio-files, an online presentation,
links for skills practice your want to promote, podcasts or audiofiles.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING
http://www.quia.com/web -Set up a web site for language learning
http://www.esl-lab.com/ Listening Practice
http://www.busuu.com/learn-english-online English Learning Community
http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc Listening Practice