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Technology for teaching narrative writing for large EFL university classes in Japan: videos, a Group Mailing List and Groupware on the Internet

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    1. 1. 1.0 Presentation Title: <ul><li>Technology for teaching narrative writing for large EFL university classes in Japan: A report on an ongoing field study on using videos, a Group Mailing List and Groupware on the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YASUDA, Masami, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kwansei Gakuin Univ., </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>http://myasuda-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/myindex.html June 4 , 2006 Sapporo Gakuin  Univ. Skip Abstracts
    2. 2. 1.1.1 Abstract: <ul><li>teaching writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not translation exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to large EFL university classes in Japan. </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1.1.2 Abstract: <ul><li>To ease and shorten the grading cycle, </li></ul><ul><li>Internet and multimedia environment have been fully utilized, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a video movie, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a Group E-Mailing /Groupware, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>on-line quizzes. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 1.1.3 Abstract: <ul><li>To discourage translation, </li></ul><ul><li>the writing tasks focused on </li></ul><ul><li>‘ narrative writing’ on the video story. </li></ul>
    5. 5. 1.1.4 Abstract: <ul><li>each class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 5 minute video segment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>oral question and answer drills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for comprehension check are </li></ul></ul></ul>the instructor’s tailor made on-line quizzes.
    6. 6. 1.2.1 Abstract: 2 <ul><li>8 to 10 groups </li></ul><ul><li>consisting of </li></ul><ul><li>three to five students </li></ul><ul><li>narrative summary projects </li></ul><ul><li>every other week. </li></ul>
    7. 7. 1.2.2 Abstract: 2 <ul><li>First, the group leaders will </li></ul><ul><li>submit their summary </li></ul><ul><li>in 10 to 15 sentences </li></ul><ul><li>via an E-Mailing List, </li></ul><ul><li>to which </li></ul><ul><li>the instructor in turn replies, </li></ul><ul><li>with some corrections and feedback. </li></ul>
    8. 8. 1.2.3 Abstract: 2 <ul><li>The Group Mailing List enables the whole class </li></ul><ul><li>to browse asynchronous E-mail logs </li></ul><ul><li>and each group can share its work for further rewriting. </li></ul><ul><li>Approved groups recite their own corrected work in class as part of bi-weekly projects. </li></ul>
    9. 9. 1.2.4 Abstract: 2 <ul><li>And in the final class, </li></ul><ul><li>every student individually will record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on a cassette tape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the narrative recitation work, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>watching and synchronizing with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>an 8 and half minute long, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digested and muted video story. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. 2.0 Introduction - L2 writing <ul><li>Dichotomies/Dilemmas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluency and accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contrastive rhetoric debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process vs. Product debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback and error correction </li></ul></ul>cf. Casanave, Christine Pearson. (2004) Controversies in second language writing. Ann Arbor, Michigan:Univ. of Michigan June 2-4, 2006
    11. 11. 2.1.1 Kinds of questions to pose <ul><li>How can we focus on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rather than </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>forms? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning about English </li></ul><ul><li>The place of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>grammar learning and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correction. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. 2.1.2 Kinds of questions to pose <ul><li>How can we put </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communicative aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in classroom - </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with or without the use of E-mails? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. 2.1.3 Kinds of further questions to pose <ul><li>How can we have </li></ul><ul><li>interactive drills, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>so that students can actively participate in class? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can we create </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ autonomous learning” environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with Group work? </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. 3.0 “Teaching narrative writing in large EFL classes” <ul><li>I would like, now, to present my own experience of “ Technology for teaching narrative writing ,” </li></ul><ul><li>for oral and written communications in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;regular&quot; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>large </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EFL classes </li></ul><ul><li>on a Japanese university level. </li></ul>
    15. 15. 3.1 The class needs and purposes <ul><li>At the Law Dept, at Kwansei Gakuin Univ., we offer two classes each for the two year required English courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Semester system since 1987 </li></ul>
    16. 16. 3.2 two kinds of classes for each year <ul><li>1. reading, 2. communication. </li></ul><ul><li>credit hours of English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>total to 8 hours out of 16 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in foreign language requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Narrative Writing via E-mail“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the general 'regular' EFL classes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;English Otsu&quot; in Japanese, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasis on oral and written communication. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. 3.3 Video Textbooks <ul><li>A few years with trials and errors </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted a well-received Video textbook entitled: (Oxford University Press) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mystery Tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jericho Conspiracy </li></ul></ul>Jump to Video narration slide
    18. 18. 4.0 Examples of actual lesson plans - 90 min. <ul><li>Cycle - 3 classes to cover two chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preview TF Questions - 5 min. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview with digested video - 5 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview with full version video -10 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension checkups (TF) - 5 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show and stop with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation (Vocabulary, Grammar, Culture) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questions and Answer drills - 60 min. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. 4.1 Examples of actual lesson plans - 90 min. (2) <ul><li>Cycle - 3 classes to cover two chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2 ( a week after) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview with digested video - 5 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail grading – via ML - over the weekend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group presentation for approved work 30 min. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. 4.2 Examples of actual lesson plans - 90 min. (3) <ul><li>Cycle - 3 classes to cover two chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3 ( 2 weeks after) - same as Day 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group presentation for approved work 30 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes on each chapter: Who said what? Take home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>last two weeks – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grading, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recitation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>record </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. 4.3 Homework - sample work separate <ul><li>Error Correction, feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mails – Group work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrites until approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline: Each Friday evening 20:00 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final Project – 8 ½ min. digested video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of stationary file - word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group (All chapters except the last one) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual work (last chapter) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. 4.4 Homework - sample work separate (2) <ul><li>Course grading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group and Individual work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final exam - only 30% </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. 4.5 Homework - sample work separate (3) <ul><li>Winning the students’ trust that their work is being graded with feedback </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-mail (IMAP: Univ. official ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Group site: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>yahoo.co.jp/mygroups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>yahoo.co.jp/group/Eng1z_KGLaw/files/Emails.f/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index: infoseek . - Emails_all.html </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. 5.0 Students’ work: Video narration <ul><li>E-mail work </li></ul><ul><li>Video - Separate video ouput (OHC) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Recording </li></ul>
    25. 25. 6.0 IT tools which are mostly free services. <ul><li>Internet Browser: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer - both on Windows and Macintosh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-mails </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook Web Access, Outlook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor: Eudora Pro on Macintosh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mailing List: no campus support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 2002 - started using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Mail archives: infoseek . - Emails_all.html </li></ul>
    26. 26. 7.0 Servers <ul><li>Internet Server - off campus - freeweb provider with FTP - free server space </li></ul>Personal files: Students and Instructors Virtual Server - mail file and other documents – can be accessed to from home, too. https:// webmail.kwansei.ac.jp / Instructors’ notes, homework files Only on campus - intranet myasuda-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/myindex.html
    27. 27. 7.1 Outlook Web Access: <ul><li>Mails: Web mail (IMAP), </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Files: Z drives </li></ul><ul><li>BBS: Public Folders </li></ul>https:// webmail.kwansei.ac.jp /
    28. 28. 7.2 BBS - Bulletin Board <ul><li>On-campus BBS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not quite helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not so useful. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So, instead of school BBS, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free BBS service (aaacafe) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Group </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. 7.3 Public Folders (BBS)
    30. 30. 7.4   Off-campus BBS - aaacafe   and others <ul><li>URL: myasuda-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/public_html/bbs_f/bbs100105.html </li></ul><ul><li>URL: aaacafe.ne.jp - free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www2.aaacafe.ne.jp/free/myasuda/main.bbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www2.aaacafe.ne.jp/free/myasuda/eng1z.bbs </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. 7.5 On-line quizzes authoring and delivery - QUIA and others <ul><li>QUIA - (login name: myasuda_kg) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.quia.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QUIA - stores students' logs and grades, but not item answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class portal page URL: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.quia.com/pages/masamimystery.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.quia.com/pages/masamijericho.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor mode: http://www.quia.com/servlets/quia.web.QuiaWebManager?tagModuleType =10400 </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. 7.6 Mailing List - pseudo groupware <ul><li>Yahoo eGroup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// groups.yahoo.co.jp/mygroups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other BBS - Groupware, etc. (Requires PIN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cgi.f11.aaacafe.ne.jp/~myasuda/treebbs/tree.php?mode=root </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>画像メモ (Requires PIN) http://cgi.f3.aaacafe.ne.jp/~myasuda/gazoubbs/gazou.php </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. 7.7 Final Project <ul><li>in the final class, </li></ul><ul><li>Each student will recite and record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On cassette tapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the narrative recitation work, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>watching and synchronizing with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>an 8 1/2 minute long, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digested and muted video story. </li></ul></ul>http:// www.voiceblog.jp/myasuda / Emails_all.html - all the mail exchanges are in protected Yahoo Group site Return to Video textbook slides photos   yahoo   /Eng1z_KGLaw/slideshow
    34. 34. 8. Questionnaire – Online form <ul><li>Online questionnaire   (Requires PIN)   – hit return if error </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https:// webinfo.kwansei.ac.jp /active/login </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. 8.1 Questionnaire – Result 7/2004 - 2004 Spring Freshmen Classes <ul><li>Excel file: ( n=12) Server: http://myasuda2.hp.infoseek.co.jp/public_html/JALT2005.f/QuestionnaireIZ07310both.xls </li></ul>
    36. 36. 9.0. Projects in progress <ul><li>Weblog Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// advcomp.wordpress.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS feeder in Web 2.0: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// reader.www.infoseek.co.jp /reader/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Composition grading: Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide show stored at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>yahoo group/Eng1z_KGLaw/ Jericho.f/Unit5.f </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://1458462720.slide.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    37. 37. 9.1. Projects in progress (2) <ul><li>Weblog Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// advcomp.wordpress.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students Weblogs and comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protected privacy with PINs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://advcomp.wordpress.com/tag/classblog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// myasuda.my.land.to/treebbs/tree.php?n =470 </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. 9.2 Projects in progress (3) WELL Project Presentation 2004 and others <ul><li>Portfolio: WELL projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://myasuda2.hp.infoseek.co.jp/public_html/032205.f/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.livedoor.jp/myasudakg/d/MenuBar2 </li></ul></ul>
    39. 39. 9.2 Projects in progress (4) <ul><li>AJAX and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://advcomp.wordpress.com/tag/web20/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What it is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>h ttp://www.google.com/search?q= Ajax &q= Web2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Netvibes and Protopage, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://myasuda-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/public_html/eng2z.f/KG-Netvibes.f/slideshow040906.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video on demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://myasuda-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/public_html/eng1z.f/OneCampus.f/ </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. 10.1 Projects in progress (A) <ul><li>Wiki pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBS links: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://myasuda-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/public_html/bbs_f/bbs100105.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus pages: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.wikihouse.com/myasuda/index.php?Adv -Comp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HyperLink wiki page: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://f3.aaa.livedoor.jp/~myasuda/tiddlywiki02/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 41. 10.1 Projects in progress (B) <ul><li>Wiki pages (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pukiwiki: (Requires PIN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://f3.aaa.livedoor.jp/~myasuda/pukiwiki14/pukiwiki.php </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki*2: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://wikiwiki.jp/myasuda/?PodcastLinks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Livedoor: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.livedoor.jp/myasudakg/d/CALL%2dA302 </li></ul></ul></ul>

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