HOW USABLE ARE THE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE I TEACH AND LEARN?<br />By Janet Arciniegas<br />
Virtual Sabana and my pronunciation classroom at the school : <br />A constrast between  a virtual and physical environmen...
Learnability<br />
Virtual Sabana is the learning environment I am currently using for learning.<br />It offers a wide range of authoring too...
Efficiency<br />
In Virtual Sabana learners performance  is supported by the possibility of submitting and returning course assignments and...
Memorability<br />
User-friendly steps to access the platform and visual <br />appealing in the design let the learner easily remember the st...
Errors<br />
If I happen to post <br />the wrong  file or  I realize that in a discussion board I had wrong ideas, the system gives me ...
References<br /> Energy [Google image] RetrievedSeptember 15, 2010 fromhttp://blog.nheconomy.com/?p=1007<br />Learn logo [...
Symbol error [Google image]http://www.d-a-l.com/122008/troubleshooting-outlook-errors/<br />Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. (...
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  1. 1. HOW USABLE ARE THE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE I TEACH AND LEARN?<br />By Janet Arciniegas<br />
  2. 2. Virtual Sabana and my pronunciation classroom at the school : <br />A constrast between a virtual and physical environment in terms of learnability, efficiency, memorability, and errors.<br />
  3. 3. Learnability<br />
  4. 4. Virtual Sabana is the learning environment I am currently using for learning.<br />It offers a wide range of authoring tools that seek to enhance learning. Most of them have been created with the aim to foster collaborative learning among students and instructor. <br />All of the resources are easily retrievable and easy to handle.<br />Teachers often present the courses with a layout that catches the students attention.<br />In the classroom where I teach, the resources are kind of limited: coursebooks, CDs, posters and CDplayers are the most common tools. Even though they are very useful, they are limited as to the possibilities they offer to make learning easier and engaging. <br />
  5. 5. Efficiency<br />
  6. 6. In Virtual Sabana learners performance is supported by the possibility of submitting and returning course assignments and communication with each other via online provide easy-to-follow steps to share ideas and knowledge.<br />Course content is delivered by using a lot of tools and thus successful in performance is effectively promoted.<br />F2F classroom instruction at the institution where I work allow students to work collaboratively in peer review exercises that allow them to support each other while doing in-class activities. <br />Immediate feedback after the performance of activities may help learners to success.<br />
  7. 7. Memorability<br />
  8. 8. User-friendly steps to access the platform and visual <br />appealing in the design let the learner easily remember the steps to follow in order to access the site.<br />The accomplishment of tasks becomes a easy path to walk, since virtual sabana’s layout allows learners to identify faster the information they need. Information has been categorized according to the weeks and topics, dates, objectives etc. <br />All the information about the courses are kept in one very place: syllables, objective, resources, even grades from the very beginning of it.<br /> Completion of tasks depends greatly on the way instructions are given in the classroom. I have to clearly state the steps for the task to be done. Most of the times those instructions are given in a paper but occasionally I give them orally. In this case, students need to quickly take notes on that and trust their memories to remember what to do. <br />Information regarding the course is delivered in several sessions and if students want to check them again they have to look for in different places to find them. <br />
  9. 9. Errors<br />
  10. 10. If I happen to post <br />the wrong file or I realize that in a discussion board I had wrong ideas, the system gives me certain time to redo the task and edit the files. <br />Other types of errors must wait to be checked till an synchronous mean of communication is set. <br />In the classroom, remedial teaching is used as a response to errors in instruction. <br />Students may learn from their own errors and mistakes and immediate peer review is also possible.<br />However, it is difficult to correct them immediately or reconsider a mistake. Learners have to wait until the next face to face session .<br />
  11. 11. References<br /> Energy [Google image] RetrievedSeptember 15, 2010 fromhttp://blog.nheconomy.com/?p=1007<br />Learn logo [Google image] RetrievedSeptember 15, 2010 fromhttp://learncommittee.com/Contact%20Us.html<br />Learning [Google image] RetrievedSeptember 15, 2010 fromhttp://www.universoabierto.com/3005/monografico-e-learning-en-bibliotecas/<br />Memorability[Google image] http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/ocado-delivering-on-user-experience/<br />
  12. 12. Symbol error [Google image]http://www.d-a-l.com/122008/troubleshooting-outlook-errors/<br />Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. (Eds.) (2006). Learning Spaces. Educause. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/learningspaces Chapter 6<br />

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